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CONFERENCE ON
ANTI-CORRUPTION AND
ANTI-FRAUD MEASURES
IN RELATION TO THE USE
OF THE EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL
AND INVESTMENT FUNDS
03•12•2013
BRUSSELS
in co-operation with
B
1	INTRODUCTION
2	AGENDA
4	 WORKING GROUP A
4	 WORKING GROUP B
5	 WORKING GROUP C
5	 WORKING GROUP D
6	 SPEAKERS’ BIOGRAPHIES’
10	 LIST OF SPEAKERS
11	 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES
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With ever more transparency expected about how EU taxpayers’ money is spent, suspected
cases of fraud and allegations of corruption attract ever more public and political attention
– in particular when it comes to the misuse of EU funds.
This conference, co-organised by the European Commission and Transparency International,
is putting anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of the European
Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds under the spotlight.
The event is timely. New rules for the different Funds (European Regional Development
Fund, European Social Fund, Cohesion Fund, European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development and the European Fisheries and Maritime Fund) will come into force in January
2014. They require authorities managing EU money to put more resources into effective
and proportionate anti-fraud measures to identify and tackle potential risk areas.
Early next year, the Commission will present its first ‘EU Anti-Corruption Report’ which will
widen the analysis beyond the use of the five Funds examined at this Conference; while the
Annual International Anti-corruption Day this year falls on 9 December – perfectly setting
the scene for our debates.
The objective of the Conference is to raise awareness and showcase some tools and meas-
ures which can help to identify and mitigate fraud and corruption risks in relation to the use
of ESI funds. Representatives from EU institutions, national authorities and civil society
organisations will share their experience and good practice examples.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy thanks
Transparency International, the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF), DG Employment, Social
Affairs and Inclusion, DG Home Affairs, DG Internal Market, DG Agriculture and Rural
Development, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries for their contribution and close collabora-
tion in organising this event.
Following the plenary session of the morning, the Conference will be split into 4 parallel
working groups where participants can explore the following subjects in more detail:
A.	 ‘How to manage fraud risks’;
B.	 ‘Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection’;
C.	 ‘Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them’;
and
D.	 ‘Integrity Pacts’: bringing managing authorities and civil society together
to tackle corruption.
INTRODUCTION
AGENDA
08:00 Opening of the registration desk and welcome coffee
09:00 – 11:00 PLENARY SESSION (EN - FR - DE) Copper Hall
Moderator
Mr Daniel Mouqué, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Opening by
Mr Koos Richelle, Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Keynote addresses by
Mr Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International
‘Building integrity together: how civil society and public institutions can fight corruption in Europe’
Ms Margarete Hofmann, Director, European Anti-Fraud Office, European Commission
‘Identifying and reducing corruption in public procurement in the EU’
Ms Raluca Stefanuc, Team leader in Unit ‘Fight against Organised Crime’, DG Home Affairs, European Commission
‘EU anti-corruption policy revisited – monitoring EU Member States’ action against corruption’
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 PARALLEL THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS – SESSION 1 (EN - FR - DE) 
Working Group A Copper Hall
How to manage fraud risks
Chair: Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO
Working Group B Silver Hall
Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection
Chair: Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG EMPL
Working Group C The Arc
Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them
Chair: Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of Unit, OLAF
Working Group D Hall 300
Integrity Pacts: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption
Chair: Mr Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
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14:00 – 15:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS – SESSION 2 (EN - FR - DE)
Working Group A Copper Hall
How to manage fraud risks
Chair: Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO
Working Group B Silver Hall
Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection
Chair: Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG EMPL
Working Group C The Arc
Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them
Chair: Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of Unit, OLAF
Working Group D Hall 300
Integrity Pacts: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption
Chair: Mr Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office
15:30 – 15:45 Transition break
15:45 – 16:45 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION (EN - FR - DE) Copper Hall
Interactive Discussion Panel
Mr Walter Deffaa, Director General, DG Regional and Urban Policy
Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director General, DG Home Affairs
Mr Giovanni Kessler, Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office
Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Mr Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director, DG Internal Market and Services
Mr Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International
Feedback from Working Groups and key questions from the audience will be transmitted to the Panel for discussion
16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks by
Mr Walter Deffaa, Director General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
17:00 – 17:30 Farewell coffee
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WORKING GROUP A
How to manage fraud risks
CHAIR
Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO
SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues
to be addressed/covered by a WG session
The fight against fraud in the use of the European Structural and
Investment (ESI) Funds must be a joint effort between the European
institutions and the national/regional authorities managing the pro-
grammes. The European Commission must provide solid guidance to
the relevant authorities and Member States must adopt structured and
targeted measures to manage fraud risks.
The workshop has a double objective. Firstly, it will present the Com-
mission’s guidance on how to identify and assess fraud risks on the one
hand and how to put in place effective and proportionate anti-fraud
measures on the other hand. And secondly, the workshop will present
participants with an opportunity to share and exchange experience and
good practices on fraud risk management.
KEY speakers and the topics covered
§§ Leif Högnäs, Fraud prevention officer, DG REGIO.
‘Assessing fraud risks and putting in place effective and proportion-
ate anti-fraud measures for the 2014-2020 programming period’
§§ Radim Bureš, Programme Director, Transparency International,
Czech Republic.
‘EU funds – opportunity or risks?’
§§ Rolf Schlotterer, Director of Criminal Investigation Department
of Dresden, State of Saxony, Germany.
‘The BORKOR principle – innovative methods and high-tech
to combat fraud and corruption’
WORKING GROUP B
Data-mining tools for fraud
prevention and detection
CHAIR
Mr Francisco Merchán Cantos, Director, DG EMPL Audit Directorate
SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues
to be addressed/covered by a WG session
Internal and external information about the implementation of the
ESI Funds is available in many shapes. Very often it is scattered around
and not very well organised or accessible. DG EMPL and DG REGIO have
joined their efforts in a successful attempt to explore the hidden truth
behind certain projects. A hidden truth that casts a different light on
beneficiaries, contractors and even sub-contractors. An application has
been developed by DG EMPL and DG REGIO suggesting a quantum leap
in the world of verification and auditing. Member States’ authorities and
Commission staff now have the instrument to better combat fraud and
irregularities… it is called ARACHNE.
This working group session will present the data mining tool ARACHNE
as well as the experience of one Member State (Portugal) in using it.
It will also draw the attention of the workshop participants to transpar-
ency initiatives run by the ‘Open Knowledge Foundation’ that provide
spending data from the EU Funds and can help civil servants within
Member States and the Commission to prevent fraud and to increase
accountability of these funds.
KEY speakers and the topics covered
§§ Martin Kreutner, Dean of the International
Anti-Corruption Academy, Austria.
‘(Anti)Corruption in the international context –
trends and challenges’
§§ Stefan Wehrmeyer, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.
‘Open data as method for fraud prevention’
§§ Mark Schelfhout, Head of Unit, DG EMPL and
Luis Manuel de Oliveira Metelo, Team Leader,
General Inspection of Finance, Portugal.
‘Fraud prevention and detection through the use
of the data-mining tool ARACHNE in the ESI Funds’
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WORKING GROUP C
Why conflicts of interests
in procurement matter
and how to tackle them
CHAIR
Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of the Fraud Prevention Unit, OLAF
SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues
to be addressed/covered by a WG session
The working group will focus mainly on conflict of interests in pub-
lic procurement and address this complex issue around three build-
ing blocks:
§§ definition of conflict of interests situations and their link to cor-
ruption;
§§ actions and tools to ensure conflicts of interests are properly de-
clared (tone at the top, declarations of absence of conflict of inter-
ests, interests declarations, awareness raising, guidance, procedures);
§§ fraud indicators (red flags), checks and controls.
Participants will learn more about how conflicts of interests are per-
ceived and tackled in different Member States and what practices
exist, including a short guide on conflicts of interests for managers
developed by experts from 10 Member States in the context of the
Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Fraud Prevention. The
team will include officials from OLAF, the Romanian Department for
Fight Against Fraud (DLAF), DG MARKT and DG EMPL.
KEY speakers and the topics covered
§§ Martin Příborský, Legal and policy officer,
Policy Development Unit, OLAF.
‘Definition of conflict of interests and its links to corruption’
§§ Anca Zamfir, Counsellor, Department for Fight Against Fraud
(DLAF), Government of Romania.
‘Measures to mitigate the impact of conflicts of interests’
§§ Piotr Baczmański, Policy Analyst, Fraud Prevention Unit, OLAF.
‘Red flags, checks and controls’
WORKING GROUP D
Integrity Pacts: bringing
managing authorities and
civil society together to tackle
corruption
CHAIR
Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office
SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues
to be addressed/covered by a WG session
Corruption and fraud are real risks wherever large sums of money
are spent and require concerted action by managing authorities, private
sector and civil society. In order to bring these elements together
and prevent corruption in public contracting TI has developed the ‘Integ-
rity Pact’ tool.
Integrity Pacts have been around since the 1990s, and have been
applied in more than 15 countries and 300 separate situations.
They help save taxpayer funds, ensure that infrastructure projects
and other public works are delivered efficiently, and stave off ave-
nues for illicit gain.
The workshop has as its objective to discuss how civil society and pub-
lic authorities can work together in preventing corruption in European
Structural and Investment Funds through integrity pacts. Drawing on
the experience of the Bremen health clinic, this session will explore how
integrity pacts can be used to detect and prevent corruption.
KEY speakers and the topics covered
§§ Michael Wiehen, Senior procurement advisor,
Transparency International.
‘Principles of Integrity Pacts and their global application’
§§ Dr. Kirsten Schubert, Physician and chair of the Transparency
International Germany Working Group on Integrity Pacts.
‘The Integrity Pact and the reconstruction of Bremen city hospital’
§§ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gotthold, Attorney and Construction Expert.
‘Monitoring the Integrity Pact for Bremen city hospital’
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§ Vittoria Alliata-di
Villafranca is Director of
Administrative Capacity Building
and South-East Europe at the
Directorate-General for Regional
and Urban Policy of the European
Commission. She is also Acting
Director of Budget and General
Affairs. Prior to this, Vittoria
Alliata di Villafranca was Head of
the Legal Affairs unit in the same
Directorate-General. Her carreer
in the European Commission
started in 1985 in the field of
Common Agricultural Policy. Since
then she has worked with
Commissioner for the Single
Market and Taxation Mario Monti
and occupied the position of the
Head of Unit of the Public
Procurement and Concession Law
in the Directorate-General for
the Internal Market. Vittoria
Alliata di Villafranca has a scien-
tific background in Plant Biology
and Agricultural sciences acquired
during academic years at the
University of Palermo and the
University of California.
§ Piotr Baczmański is Policy
Analyst in the European An-
ti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the
European Commission. He has
eight years of experience in
monitoring and analysing policy
areas in order to identify risks for
the EU expenditure, drafting risk
assessments and developing risk
indicators for a given policy area.
He also develops and delivers
training on fraud awareness,
prevention and detection in the
framework of the Commission
Anti-Fraud Strategy. Piotr Bacz-
mański has degrees in social
science and international eco-
nomic and political relations.
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SPEAKERS’ BIOGRAPHIES’
§ Radim Bureš studied philoso-
phy and political economy at
the Faculty of Philosophy of
Charles University. He completed
an internship at the Oxford
University. Radim Bureš lectured
on the history of philosophy and
analytical ethics at the Depart-
ment of Philosophy, Faculty of
Philosophy of Charles University.
Since the mid-nineties he has
been dedicated to the prevention
of crime: he worked at the
Department of Crime Prevention
of the Ministry of the Interior
in the fields of human rights,
prevention of human trafficking,
prevention of violence in sport
and prevention of corruption. He
completed short-term internships
in the USA and the UK. He had
an extensive international
engagement with the Council
of Europe (Violence in Sport),
UN (Crime Commission) and EU
(Crime Prevention Network).
Between 2000 and 2005, Radim
Bureš participated in the UN
world conferences on crime
prevention. He was also involved
in international assistance
projects in Azerbaijan, Vietnam,
Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Palestine
and Georgia. Radim Bureš has
published a number of articles
in professional journals and made
presentations at many interna-
tional conferences. From 2008
to 2013 he was project manager
at Transparency International
– Czech Republic. Since March
2013, he has been programme
director at the same organisation.
§ Walter Deffaa is Director
General of the Directorate-Gener-
al for Regional and Urban Policy
of the European Commission.
He joined the European Commis-
sion in 1983. Since then, Walter
Deffaa has served as Director
General for Taxation and Customs
Union (2009-2012), as Director
General of the Internal Audit
Service (2004-2009), as Finance
Director in the Directorate-Gener-
al for Regional Policy (2003-
2004), as Director in the
Secretariat General (2001-2003),
as Director in Directorate-General
for Budget (1999-2001) and as
chef de cabinet for Commissioner
Wulf-Mathies (1997-1999). He
was a visiting Professor at the
College of Europe in Brugge,
Belgium (1999-2009) and has
published many articles on the EC
budget and audit. Walter Deffaa
has a doctoral degree in
Economics.
§ Carl Dolan is the Director
of the Transparency International
liaison office to the EU in Brussels.
Carl Dolan joined the Transparen-
cy International EU office in 2011,
working as a senior policy officer
on anti-corruption in the private
sector. His previous positions have
included working as a policy
officer with the UK Research
Councils, the European Commis-
sion (DG Research) and the
European Foundation Centre.
He holds degrees in economics
and philosophy from the Universi-
ty College Dublin. He has also
studied and taught political
philosophy at the University
of Bristol.
§ Jürgen Gotthold is Professor
Doctor of Law and Economist.
He has been involved in the
implementation of a number
of big infrastructure projects as
a lawyer, manager and consult-
ant on public procurement,
financing of public projects and
PPPs. Jürgen Gotthold is the
official monitor for the Integrity
Pact which has been applied to
‘Bremen Mitte’ hospital. During
his career, he has worked in the
Federal Cartel Office in Berlin, in
the urban development field for
the City of Marburg, and pursued
an academic career at several
universities.
§ Leif Högnäs is Fraud Preven-
tion Officer and Head of Sector
for Relations with OLAF and
Strategic Reporting at the
Directorate-General for Regional
and Urban Policy of the European
Commission. His main responsi-
bility is fraud prevention in the
field of structural funds. He has
been working for the European
Commission for the past 18 years
in different areas including
human resources, budget,
finance, audit and fraud preven-
tion. Leif Högnäs holds a Master
of Science in Economics from
the Swedish-Finnish University
of Turku, Finland, and a Master
of European Studies from the
College of Europe in Bruges,
Belgium.
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§ Margarete Hofmann is
Director of Policy at the European
Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the
European Commission. Her
previous positions in OLAF
include serving as the Head of
the Unit ‘Inter-Institutional and
External Relations’ (2006-2012)
and Unit ‘Training Coordination;
Inter-Institutional Relations’
(2005-2006). Prior to work in
OLAF, Margarete Hofmann was
a member of the cabinet of
Budget Commissioner Michaele
Schreyer (1999-2004). Before
joining the European Commission,
Margarete Hofmann worked for
the German national administra-
tion, including Federal Ministry of
Justice and German Permanent
Representation to the EU. She is
lawyer by education.
§ Giovanni Kessler has been
Director General of the European
Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the
European Commission since
2011. He has extensive experi-
ence in fighting crime and
corruption. From 1986 to 1998,
Giovanni Kessler was Public
Prosecutor at the criminal courts
of Trento, Bolzano and the
Anti-Mafia Department in Sicily
where he led investigations and
prosecutions on organized crime,
corruption and financial crimes.
From 1998 to 1999, he was
Deputy Head in charge of Police
and Justice at the OSCE Kosovo
Verification Mission in Pristina.
From 2001 until 2006 Giovanni
Kessler was elected and served
as independent member of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies.
At the same time he was
a member and then Vice-Presi-
dent of the OSCE Parliamentary
Assembly. From 2006 until 2008,
he served as the Italian High
Commissioner to Combat
Counterfeiting. In 2008, he was
elected member and then
President of the legislative
Assembly of the Autonomous
Province of Trento and in 2010
he became President of the
Conference of European Regional
Legislative Assemblies (CALRE).
Currently he also serves as the
President of the European
Partners against Corruption/
the European Anti-Corruption
Network.
§ Martin Kreutner is Dean of
the International Anti-Corruption
Academy (IACA) and Executive
Secretary of its Assembly of
Parties. From 2001 to 2010,
Martin Kreutner was the Director
of the Austrian Federal Bureau
for Internal Affairs, a body he was
responsible for commissioning.
In 2010 and 2011, he acted as
the Special Advisor to the
Austrian Minister of the Interior.
He has also served in the
Austrian Armed Forces and
spent five years on a number of
international missions. Further-
more, he has been President/
Chair of the European Partners
against Corruption (EPAC/EACN)
for nine years. Martin Kreutner is
a member of several internation-
al boards and a senior consultant
and peer reviewer for the UN,
Council of Europe, Transparency
International and the World Bank.
He has extensively lectured on
topics of anti-corruption, interna-
tional humanitarian law and
security all around the world.
Martin Kreutner holds a Master’s
in Law from the University of
Innsbruck and a Master’s in
Policing and Public Order Studies
from the University of Leicester.
§ Luis Manuel de Oliveira
Metelo is Team Leader at the
Inspectorate General of Finance
in Portugal. He has seventeen
years of experience in Audit
Controls of Information Systems,
including Structural Funds
Information Systems. He has
worked on co-operation projects
between EU and third countries
providing technical consultations
and training. He has also provided
support for AFIS – the Anti-Fraud
Information System of OLAF. Luis
Manuel de Oliveira Metelo
teaches Economics and Informa-
tion Technologies in Public
Management at the School of
Economics and Management. He
has a post-graduate diploma in
Information Systems for Organi-
zations and a Master’s degree in
Management of Information
Systems and Decision Support
Systems.
§ Stefano Manservisi has
been Director General of the
Directorate-General for Home
Affairs of the European Commis-
sion since 2010. He joined the
European Commission in 1983
from the Italian Institute for
Foreign Trade. He has been
working in the European policy
field for more than 25 years.
From 1983 to 1991, Stefano
Manservisi worked as Administra-
tor in the Directorate-General for
Agriculture and Directorate-Gen-
eral for Development. He then
served as Cabinet Member of
Vice-President Filippo Maria
Pandolfi, responsible for research,
innovation, and telecommunica-
tions, and afterwards of
Commissioner Raniero Vanni
d’Archirafi, responsible for the
Internal Market. In 1995, he was
appointed Deputy Head of
Cabinet and then Head of
Cabinet to Commissioner Mario
Monti, responsible for the Internal
Market, taxation and customs,
and later for competition. Stefano
Manservisi served as Head of
Cabinet to President Prodi from
June 2001 to November 2004.
He was Director General of
Directorate-General for Develop-
ment from November 2004 to
June 2010. Stefano Manservisi
lectures at the University of
Bologna, Padova and Rome, as
well as at the European College
in Parma.
§ Miklos Marschall joined
Transparency International as
Director for Eastern Europe in
1999, and now serves as Deputy
Managing Director and as
responsible Director for Interna-
tional Anti-Corruption Conference
(IACC). Before joining Transparen-
cy International he was the
founding executive director of
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen
Participation. Between 1991 and
1994, he served as deputy mayor
of Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Miklos
Marschall was a Fulbright Visiting
Fellow in 1988/89 at Yale
University. He graduated as an
economist from the Karl Marx
University of Economic Sciences
in Budapest in 1977. He received
his doctorate from the same
university in 1984.
§ Francisco Merchán Cantos
is Audit Director of Directo-
rate-General for Employment,
Social Affairs and Inclusion of
the European Commission since
February 2011. He is responsible
for all audit work conducted in
Member States concerning the
European Social Fund, European
Globalization Adjustment Fund,
Instrument for Pre-accession
Fund and the Progress Fund.
As Audit Director, Francisco
Merchán Cantos is also responsi-
ble for monitoring the develop-
ment, together with other
Directorates General of the
Commission, of the data-mining
tool used in the Structural Funds
for fraud prevention and detec-
tion. Prior to his current position,
from 2004 to 2011, Francisco
Merchán Cantos was Audit
Director of the European Com-
mission’s Internal Audit Service.
§ Daniel Mouqué works in the
Evaluation unit of the Directo-
rate-General for Regional and
Urban Policy of the European
Commission. Daniel Mouqué is
responsible for impact evaluation
using control groups, a scientific
technique he introduced to EU
Regional and Urban Policy. He is
the author of various papers on
the subject: ‘What are counter-
factual impact evaluations
teaching us about enterprise and
innovation support?’ (Regional
focus, December 2012) summa-
rises the results of 12 key impact
evaluations. Daniel Mouqué is an
active member of Toastmasters,
the world’s largest public speak-
ing club. In this context he has
twice been the Belgian amateur
humorous speaking champion.
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§ Joaquim Nunes de Almeida
has been Director of Public
Procurement in the Directo-
rate-General for Internal Market
and Services of the European
Commission since 2013. Previ-
ously Joaquim Nunes de Almeida
worked at the Directorate-Gener-
al for Home Affairs where his
positions included Head of Unit
for police cooperation and access
to information and Head of Unit
in charge of counter-terrorism.
Formerly he was a member of
the cabinet of Commissioner
António Vitorino and prior to that
he was Policy Assistant to the
Director-General of Directo-
rate-General for Internal Market,
John Mogg. His career in the
European Commission dates back
to 1995. Joaquim Nunes de
Almeida worked for competition
and corporate law firms in
Brussels and Lisbon from 1989
to 1994.
§ Martin Příborský has been
working in the legal and policy
unit of the European Anti-Fraud
Office (OLAF) of the European
Commission since 2004. He is
responsible mainly for tasks
concerning the development of
anti-corruption policies. During
the Czech Presidency of the EU,
he was seconded to the Czech
Government Office in Prague.
Before joining the European
Commission, he has been
practicing law in an international
law firm. He has several master
degrees in law, political science
and economics.
§ Koos Richelle is Director-Gen-
eral of the European Commis-
sion’s Employment, Social Affairs
and Inclusion Directorate-Gener-
al. Previous positions he has held
within the Commission include
Director-General of the EuropeAid
Cooperation DG (2004-2010)
and of the Development DG
(2001-2004). Prior to joining
the Commission in 2001, Koos
Richelle worked in the civil service
in the Netherlands. He was
Director-General for International
Cooperation in the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Director-General
for Welfare in the Ministry of
Welfare and Health, and Deputy
Director for Adult Education and
Vocational Education and Training
in the Ministry of Education and
Science. Koos Richelle graduated
in Dutch Constitutional and Public
Law from Rotterdam’s Erasmus
University.
§ Martin Schauer has been
working in the Fraud Prevention
Unit of the European Anti-Fraud
Office (OLAF) of the European
Commission since 2008, currently
as deputy Head of Unit. Before,
he worked in the legal unit of the
Commission’s Directorate-Gener-
al Budget and the Investigation
and Disciplinary Office of the
Commission. Before joining the
Commission, he worked at the
legal department of the Austrian
Federal Ministry for Foreign
Affairs and as an assistant at
the Institute of European Law,
University of Graz. Martin Schauer
holds a doctoral degree in law.
§ Mark Schelfhout is Head
of Unit of one of the audit units
in the Directorate-General for
Employment, Social Affairs
and Inclusion of the European
Commission. He has been active
in the audit of the European
Social Fund for 20 years.
Mark Schelfhout is also a mem-
ber of the board of directors of
the Institute of Forensic Auditors.
§ Rolf Schlotterer is Director
of the Criminal Investigation
Department (Kriminaldirektor)
with 39 years of experience.
Most of his police work has
focused on combating economic
and financial crime, corruption,
computer crime, organized crime
and terrorism. Since October
2013, he is Head of ‘PIAV
Saxony’, a Federal Project for
Information Exchange and
Analysis of German Police.
Rolf Schlotterer is also Head
of BORKOR, the National Project
for Prevention and Combating of
Corruption in Bulgaria, on assign-
ment from German Federal
Ministry of the Interior, Germany.
In the period 2009 to 2013 he
was Adviser to the Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Interior
of Bulgaria. He is the Author of
the BORKOR-principle, the first
Standard for the Development
of Intervention Systems against
Corruption, as well as a Software
Developer for forensic analysis
software. He has worked in
leading positions in the Bureau
of Criminal Investigation
(Landeskriminalamt) of the
States of Baden-Württemberg
and Saxony. He was Member
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of National Committees and
expert groups on combating
crime and Lecturer at the German
Academy for Public Administra-
tion conducting corruption
prevention and analysis seminars
and workshops for Heads of
administration authorities,
prosecutors, judges and experts.
He trained police officers and
experts in crime investigation,
forensic analysis methods and
techniques, risk analysis, comput-
er forensics, combating corruption
and fraud and corruption preven-
tion. Rolf Schlotterer was Chair-
man of an International
Conference on Fraud and Corrup-
tion and Twinning Adviser of the
German/Romanian Twinning
Project Development of Anti-cor-
ruption General Directorate of the
Ministry of Administration and
Interior in Romania.
§ Kirsten Schubert is a physi-
cian and academic at the
University of Bremen. She leads
Transparency International (TI)
Germany’s working group on
Integrity Pacts and has been
closely involved in the Integrity
Pact for the Bremen city hospital.
As a member of TI Germany
since 2005, her other positions
include leading the regional group
of Bremen and as a member
of the health working group.
For the past 20 years Kirsten
Schubert has been working as
anaesthetist in hospitals. She has
a degree in medicine and
a Master’s in Public Health.
§ Raluca Stefanuc works as
anti-corruption policy officer in
the Unit ‘Fight against Organised
Crime and Relations with EMCD-
DA’, Directorate ‘Internal Security’,
Directorate-General Home Affairs
of the European Commission
since December 2010. Her main
task is the development, imple-
mentation and monitoring of EU
policies on prevention and the
fight against corruption. She is
also coordinator of the EU
Anti-Corruption Report and the
anti-corruption policy team within
the same unit. Prior to the current
position in the Directorate-Gener-
al Home Affairs, Raluca Stefanuc
had worked for two years in the
EU Delegation in Skopje, covering
the fields of the fight against
corruption and organised crime.
Before taking up the assignment
in the EU Delegation in Skopje,
Raluca Stefanuc had worked for
five years in the Romanian
Ministry of Justice, dealing with
issues related to judiciary reforms
and the fight against corruption.
§ Stefan Wehrmeyer works
with the Open Knowledge
Foundation Germany focusing
on parliamentary and financial
transparency and freedom of
information. He contributed to
OpenSpending and FarmSubsidy.
org and heads the efforts around
the German Freedom of Informa-
tion portal FragDenStaat.de.
§ Michael H. Wiehen is Senior
Procurement Adviser at Transpar-
ency International. He joined
Transparency International in
1995 and helped build up the
global movement as well as the
German National Chapter of this
organisation. Michael H. Wiehen
actively supports both Transpar-
ency International on governance
issues and is Resource Person for
the Procurement Management
Group. His previous experience
includes having worked for the
World Bank, where he held
various senior executive posi-
tions. Michael H. Wiehen has
published and lectured extensive-
ly on issues of corruption preven-
tion, with a focus on corruption in
procurement. He has doctoral
degree in law.
§ Anca Zamfir is Counsellor
at the Department for the Fight
Against Fraud (DLAF) in Romania.
Among her responsibilities is the
coordination of the elaboration
of a legal and institutional
framework regarding the protec-
tion of EU financial interests in
Romania, the evaluation of
national legislation in the field
of the fight against fraud and the
training in the field of the fight
against fraud (including training
organised in cooperation with
OLAF). In the past, she has
worked as a legal advisor for the
Public Ministry, Prosecutor’s
Office Attached to the High Court
of Cassation and Justice (2001-
2009), where she was involved
in drafting and implementing
various training activities for
magistrates. Anca Zamfir has
a law degree.
Deffaa Walter
European Commission
Belgium
Kessler Giovanni
European Commission
Belgium
Manservisi Stefano
European Commission
Belgium
Richelle Koos
European Commission
Belgium
Alliata-di Villafranca Vittoria
European Commission
Belgium
Baczmański Piotr
European Commission
Belgium
Bureš Radim
Transparency International
Czech Republic
De Oliveira Metelo Luis Manuel
Inspectorate General of Finance
Portugal
Dolan Carl
Transparency International
Belgium
Gotthold Jürgen
Attorney and Construction Expert
Germany
Hofmann Margarete
European Commission
Belgium
Högnäs Leif
European Commission
Belgium
Kreutner Martin
IACA
Austria
Marschall Miklos
Transparency International
Germany
Merchάn Cantos Francisco
European Commission
Belgium
Molemans Luc
European Commission
Belgium
Mouqué Daniel
European Commission
Belgium
Nunes de Almeida Joaquim
European Commission
Belgium
LIST OF SPEAKERS
Příborský Martin
European Commission
Belgium
Schauer Martin
European Commission
Belgium
Schelfhout Mark
European Commission
Belgium
Schlotterer Rolf
Criminal Investigation
Department of Dresden
Germany
Schubert Kirsten
University of Bremen
Germany
Stefanuc Raluca
European Commission
Belgium
Wehrmeyer Stefan
Open Knowledge Foundation
Germany
Wiehen Michael
Transparency International
Germany
Zamfir Anca
Department for the Fight
Against Fraud (DLAF)
Romania
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Abdulahovic Lejla
Transparency International
Belgium
Adamczyk-Zielonka Barbara
European Commission
Belgium
Adamski Dominik
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg
Afremovica Karina
Ministry of Agriculture
Latvia
Agardi Lydia
European Commission
Belgium
Agrapidis Evangelos
European Commission
Belgium
Aimi Nicola
European Commission
Belgium
Albers Lisa
European Parliament
Belgium
Alexandri Ioanna
Intermediate Managing Authority
Region Peloponnisos
Greece
Alexe Doina Alina
Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development
Romania
Andersen Lotte
The Danish AgriFish Agency
Denmark
Andronikos Grigoris
Managing Authority of South
Aegean Region
Greece
Anestopoulou Maria
Ministry for Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Anselm Eduard
Ministry for Social Affairs,
state of Hessen
Germany
Anton Ioan
Romanian Court of Accounts –
Audit Authority
Romania
Ardelean Ioana Maria
Ministry of Regional Development
and Public Administration
Romania
Armgart Walter
European Social Fund Bavaria
Germany
Arnaudova Nevena
Commission on Prevention and
Ascertainment of Conflict of Interests
Bulgaria
Athanasiou Aimilia
Ministry of Development and
Competitiveness
Greece
Bagočiutė Agnė
Ministry of Finance
Lithuania
Baka Joanna
European Academy for Taxes,
Economics  Law
Germany
Balabina Elena
Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency
Bulgaria
Ballesteros Pablo
European Commission
Belgium
Banavas Elehn
European Commission
Belgium
Barletta Francesca
Archidata srl
Italy
Barna Mihaly
The Directorate General for Audit
of European Funds
Hungary
Battermann Birgit
Ministry of Finance
Germany
Becker Gerhard
Federal Ministry of Food,
Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Germany
Bellomo Pasquale Arcangelo Michele
Regione Puglia
Italy
Belnome Benedetto
Assessorato regionale per
le risorse agricole e alimentari
Italy
Berenta Juozas
National Paying Agency under
the Ministry of Agriculture
Lithuania
Berg Janina
Transparency International
Belgium
Bernadaux Dominique
European Commission
Belgium
Beskou Eleni
Ministry for Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Bianchi Tiziana
Italian Authority for the Supervision
of Public Contracts
Italy
Bîrcă Constantin
Agency of Payments
and Intervention for Agriculture
Romania
Boden Ian
SEUPB
United Kingdom
Boijmans Pascal
European Commission
Belgium
Bonfa Stefano
Oxford Sustainable Development
United Kingdom
Bonner Kathleen
Office of the Comptroller
and Auditor General
Ireland
Bonte Pascale JR
Federale Overheidsdienst Financiën
Belgium
Boone Alex
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg
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12
Chonik Alice
Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi
de la Formation Professionnelle
et du Dialogue Social
France
Chylarecki Mateusz
European Commission
Belgium
Ciobanu Antonio-Mihai
Romanian Court of Accounts
Romania
Cirmi Laura
Tecnostruttura delle Regioni
per il Fondo Sociale
Italy
Civita Francesco
European Commission
Belgium
Civjane Agnese
Rural Support Service
Latvia
Clerckx Vanessa
European Commission
Belgium
Coelmont Helena
IAVA - Interne Audit van
de Vlaamse Administratie
Belgium
Collins John
ESF Audit Authority
Ireland
Colucciello Massimo
P.A. Advice SpA
Italy
Costa Maria
Financial Institute for Regional
Development
Portugal
Costandache Raluca
Permanent Representation
of Romania to the EU
Belgium
Creux Patrick
Région autonome Vallée d’Aoste
Italy
Crivello Maria Concetta
Regione Siciliana
Italy
Burian Petr
Ministry of Finance
Czech Republic
Burrini Nicola
Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
Italy
Butler Israel
Open Society European Policy Institute
Belgium
Cafarda Loredana
Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
Italy
Caldana Ester
Transparency International
Belgium
Callens Caroline
European Commission
Belgium
Calvetta Bruno
Regione Calabria
Italy
Campbell Neil
Open Society Foundations
Belgium
Canaletti Laura
European Commission
Belgium
Čapka Roman
Ministry of Regional Development
Czech Republic
Carapeto Miguel
European Parliament
Belgium
Carcelén Ordóñez Maria Victoria
Permanent Representation
Spain
Cecovini Antonella
Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Italy
Centurelli Giorgio
Regione Calabria
Italy
Cerqueira Carlos
IFDR
Portugal
Chobanova Yordanka
Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Boreux Didier
Service Public de Wallonie
Belgium
Borkowski Grzegorz
Ministry of Regional Development
Poland
Borremans Wouter
Flemish Government – Enterprise Flanders
Belgium
Bossière Philippe
European Commission
Belgium
Botnari Simion
Agency of Public Procurement
Republic of Moldova
Botnaru Anatolii
Ministry for Regional Development
and Construction
Republic of Moldova
Bourdy Sabine
European Commission
Belgium
Brattoli Giorgio
European Commission
Belgium
Breban Zsofia
Ministry for National Economy
Hungary
Brillaki Dimitra
Ministry of Development and
Competitiveness
Greece
Brocani Francesco
European Commission
Belgium
Broos Richard
Permanent Representation
of Slovakia to the EU
Belgium
Brun François
CICC-IGAS
France
Brzezinska Karen
OKFN
Netherlands
Bulumac Lavinia
Ministry of Regional Development
and Public Administration
Romania
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Erkens Roger
Ministerium der Deutschsprachigen
Gemeinschaft Belgiens
Belgium
Ernoult Julien
European Association of Public Banks
Belgium
Fadrny Martin
Frank Bold
Czech Republic
Fanariotou Ioanna
Western Greece Region
Greece
Farrugia Kenneth
Office of the Prime Minister
Malta
Fazekas Mihaly
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Feldberga Ligita
European Commission
Belgium
Finke Marion
European Commission
Belgium
Fischetti Paolo
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Italy
Fiteni Anna
European Court of Auditors
Luxembourg
Foskolou Iosifina
Management Authority of
‘Education and Lifelong Learning’
Greece
Foukaraki Evagelia
Region of Crete
Greece
Frisch Dieter
Transparency International
Belgium
Fuchs Martin
Ministry for Environment, Energy,
Agriculture and Consumer Protection
of Hesse
Germany
Galocz (Zygmunt) Anna
European Commission
Belgium
Deprez Alexandra
Inspection des Finances
Belgium
Diaconeasa Dan
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development
Romania
Diakolios Minas
Managing Authority Digital Convergence
Greece
Diering Sandra
European Court of Auditors
Luxembourg
Dimitrov Svetoslav
Comission For Prevention And
Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest
Bulgaria
Dobrin Cristina Stefania
Ministry of European Funds
Romania
Drexler Claus
Bayerisches Staatsministerium
für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie
und Integration
Germany
Duarte Ana
Financial Institute for Regional
Development
Portugal
Dupu Adrian
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Republic of Moldova
Duqueroix Carole
CICC
France
Dziecielak Krzysztof
European Free Trade Association
Belgium
Dziena Augustinas
Ministry of Finance of the Republic
of Lithuania
Lithuania
Edlund Staffan
Swedish Prosecution Authority
Sweden
Einarsson Ludvig
Europe Direct Hässleholm
Sweden
Cyndecka Agniezska
European Commission
Belgium
Dalampoura Ellitsa
European Commission
Belgium
Dalli Antoine
Office of the Prime Minister
Malta
Daniele Lavinia
Regione Siciliana
Italy
Daniels-Griffiths Lisa
Welsh Government
United Kingdom
Dantas Paula
Institute for the Management
of the European Social Fund
Portugal
de Buggenoms Sandrine
European Commission
Belgium
De Laurenzo Gino
European Commission
Belgium
De Maere Patrick
European Commission
Belgium
De Mey Pieter
Belgian Federal Police
Belgium
De Vet Jan Maarten
Ecorys
Belgium
Debattista Brian
European Commission
Belgium
Deckers Marie-Noëlle
Ministère de la Région de
Bruxelles-Capitale
Belgium
Delidimitri Dimitra
Intermediary Managing Authority
Greece
Delzescaux-Short Emilie
Transparency International Liaison
Office to the European Union
Belgium
14
Hallström Olof
Swedish ESF Council
Sweden
Hasson Tal
PWC
Belgium
Hauser Florian
European Commission
Belgium
Hawrysz Jaroslaw
European Commission
Belgium
Heeren Jan
European Commission
Belgium
Herrmann Katharina
European Commission
Belgium
Heyen Wilfried
Ministry of German speaking
community of Belgium
Belgium
Hilkovičová Gabriela
Office of the Government
Slovakia
Hipper Anitta
European Parliament
Belgium
Hofer Andreas
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Germany
Hollinsky-Cesak Philippe
European Commission
Belgium
Hostens Jan
Vlaamse Overheid
Belgium
Hostyn Peter
Ministry of Budget
Belgium
Hoxhaj Andi
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Hrazdil Petr
Ministry for regional development
Czech Republic
Hrstková Eva
Ministry of Finance CR
Czech Republic
Gorgonetu Adriana
Ministry of European Funds
Romania
Göring Michael
Federal Ministry of Finance
Germany
Goulandris John
Managing Authority of
South Aegean Region
Greece
Goulet Raphael
European Commission
Belgium
Grant Charles
European Commission
Belgium
Grčar Barbara
Ministry of Finance
Slovenia
Grech Elena
European Commission
Belgium
Gredis Panos
European Public Law
Organization (EPLO)
Greece
Gregorio Davila Diaz
European Commission
Belgium
Grunewald Verena
Federal Ministry for Labour
and Social Affairs
Germany
Grunzweigova Silvia
Ministry of labour, social affairs
and family of the Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Gullo Domenico
European Commission
Belgium
Günther Corinna
Investitionsbank S-H
Germany
Gunzburg Tamira
ONE
Belgium
Hakansson Jonas
European Commission
Belgium
Garai Borbala
European Commission
Belgium
Garbelotto Franco
Unioncamere del Veneto
Belgium
Gáspár Daniella
National Development Agency
Hungary
Gavrilă Cristina
Agency of Payments and
Intervention for Agriculture
Romania
Gekas Thanos
GIDE
Belgium
Georgia Korma
Ministry of Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Georgiou Evangelos
Western Greece Region
Greece
Gerencsér Ágnes
The Directorate-General
for Audit of European Funds
Hungary
Gergely Rodica
Romanian Court of Accounts ­–
Audit Authority
Romania
Germe Sabine
European Commission
Belgium
Glodeanu Marcela
Ministry of regional development
and public administation
Romania
Godrecka-Bareau Joanna
European Commission
Belgium
Goldsmith Hugh
European Commission
Belgium
Góra Maria
Managing Autority –
Marshal Office in Malopolska
Poland
CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES
15
Kompolaki Kalliopi
Region of Crete
Greece
Kopeć Aleksandra
Marshal Office of Małopolska Region
Poland
Kopelos Ioannis
Greek Ministry for Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Kopińska Grażyna
Stefan Batory Foundation
Poland
Korbelová Iveta
The Office of the Government
Czech Republic
Korkolis Panagiotis
Ministry of Infrastucture,
Transport and Networks
Greece
Kramina Inguna
European Commission
Belgium
Krasicka Agnieszka
European Commission
Belgium
Kristian Guenter
Niedersächische Staatskanzlei
Germany
Krokfors Klaus
National Audit office of Finland
Finland
Kucera Ladislav
European Commission
Belgium
Kuchenbecker Kerstin
Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Employment, Transport and Technology
of Land Schleswig-Holstein
Germany
Kwiecińska Dorota
Ministry of Finance
Poland
Kyriazi Aikaterini
Hellinic Single Public Procurement
Authority
Greece
Jurić Mirjana
Ministry of Finance
Croatia
Jurkonis Liudas
Ernst  Young Baltic/Investors’
forum association
Lithuania
Jutte Jeroen
European Commission
Belgium
Kaandorp Hans
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Netherlands
Karagianni Evelpisti
Intermediary Managing Authority
Greece
Karlsson Håkan
Swedish Agency for Economic
and Regional Growth
Sweden
Karydas Anastassios
European Court of Auditors
Luxembourg
Kasprzyk Mariusz
Implementing Authority for European
Programmes
Poland
Keszei Etienne
Ministry of Brussels Region
Belgium
Kiourtsidis Haralambos
Intermediate Managing Authority
of Western Macedonia
Greece
Kladitis Gavriil
Intermediate Managing Authority
of the North Aegean Region
Greece
Klug Ellen
Ministry of Finance
Germany
Kniaziuk Przemyslaw
INTERACT Programme
Spain
Koerner Jonny
Transparency International
Belgium
Kolarikova Jana
European Commission
Belgium
Hruby Thomas
European Commission
Belgium
Hudak Tomas
Ministry of Finance
Czech Republic
Ifrim Razvan Ioan
Romanian Court of Accounts -
Audit Authority
Romania
Indriliunaite Laura
European Commission
Belgium
Ioana Daniela
Romanian Court of Accounts -
Audit Authority
Romania
Ion Serpe
Council of the European Union
Belgium
Ivanova Galya
Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency
Bulgaria
Ivanyi-Windhoffer Csaba
National Development Agency
Hungary
Jacques Kristof
Internal Audit of the Flemish
Administration
Belgium
Jaichi Abderrahmane
Service Public Régional de Bruxelles
Belgium
Jakobson Krista
Ministry of Agriculture
Estonia
Jancsics David
University of New York City
United States
Jelovšek Jasmina
Ministry of Finance
Slovenia
Jirman Petr
European Commission
Belgium
Jonet Lisa
European Free Trade Association
Belgium
16
McMenamin Amanda
Transparency International
Belgium
Mealha Quirino
Permanent Representation to the EU
Belgium
Meine Susanne
Niedersächsisches Ministerium
für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr
Germany
Milne Leslie
European Commission
Belgium
Milwicz Monika
General Directorate for National
Roads and Motorways
Poland
Minervini Marco
P.A. Advice SpA
Italy
Mizzi Ronald
Ministry for European Affairs
and Implementation of
the Electoral Manifesto
Malta
Modzelewska Anna
Polish Railways
Poland
Molson Eric
European Commission
Belgium
Monaco Samuel Nazzareno
Unioncamere Brussels office
Belgium
Moraru Adrian
Institute for Public Policy
Romania
Morgner Matthias
freelance consultant, formerly
Transparency International
Germany
Mortka Justyna
European Commission
Belgium
Mylonas Vasileios
Epirus Region
Greece
Lombardo Elisabetta
Open Knowledge Foundation
Germany
Lopez Sanchez Rafael
European Commission
Belgium
Loupasis Stylianos
European Commission
Belgium
Łuczkowska-Sutkowska Katarzyna
General Directorate of National
Roads and Motorways
Poland
Lukács András
Clean Air Action Group
Hungary
Mabenga Jean-Pierre
Service Public Regional de Bruxelles
Belgium
Majlathova Ludmila
European Commission
Belgium
Malatou Eleni
Epirus Region
Greece
Mamalougkas Nikolaos
Ministry of Environment,
Energy  Climate Change
Greece
Mancel Carole
European Commission
Belgium
Mancini Sabrina
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg
Marcuzzo Cristina
European Commission
Belgium
Marto Lidia
Financial Institute for Regional
Development
Portugal
Maussire Mylène
European Commission
Belgium
McIntyre Gina
Special EU Programmes Body
United Kingdom
Kyzourová Eva
The Office of the Government
Czech Republic
Lackenbauer Joerg
European Commission
Belgium
Lang Christopher
Saxony Liaison Office
Belgium
Laschena Alberta
Kreab Gavin Anderson
Belgium
Lassakova Zuzana
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs
and Family of the Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Lazaridis Nikolaos
Office of the Secretary General
for the European Schools
Belgium
Lederer Sven
Saxon State Ministry for Economic
Affairs, Labour and Transport
Germany
Lejeune Ine
PwC
Belgium
Lemas Konstantinos
Intermediate Managing Authority
of Attica Region
Greece
Lepri Giovanni
Piedmont Region
Italy
Leuvering Martin
Federal Ministry of Finance
Germany
Leventis Georgios
Intermediate Managing Authority
(IMA) of the Region of East
Macedonia and Thrace
Greece
Levi Michael
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
Loekemeijer Paulina Adriana
Ministry of Social Affairs
Netherlands
CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES
17
Patz Ronny
Transparency International
Belgium
Pavlova Petrana
Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency
Bulgaria
Perera Mark
Transparency International EU Office
Belgium
Perrin Denisa
European Commission
Belgium
Pfeiffer Robert
Gesundheit Nord- Klinikverbund
Bremen GmbH
Germany
Phokas Constantinos
Internal Audit Service
Cyprus
Piatkowski Tomasz
Ministry of Finance, Audit Authority
Poland
Pichler Karin
Federal Ministry of Labour,
Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Austria
Piehl Sacha
European Commission
Belgium
Pietras Andrea
European Free Trade Association
Belgium
Pinter Istvan
Council of Geopolitics Foundation
Hungary
Pipkova Pavla
European Commission
Belgium
Pitsinigkos Vasileios
Intermediate Managing Authority
(IMA) of the Region of East
Macedonia and Thrace
Greece
Pleticha Michal
Supreme Audit Office
Czech Republic
Polese Arturo
European Commission
Belgium
Osterhaus Anja
Transparency International
Germany
Oukka Elise
European Free Trade Association,
Financial Mechanism Office
Belgium
Owen Ian
Welsh Government
United Kingdom
Ozola Solveiga
Managing Authority, Ministry
of Finance
Latvia
Paget Nathan
UK Government
United Kingdom
Pakas Dimitrios
Intermediary Managing Authority -
Region of Thessaly
Greece
Pallas Dimitris
Intermediate Managing Authority
for Transport
Greece
Palloks Elke
Federal Ministry for Labour  Social
Affairs
Germany
Palmieri Liana
Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
Italy
Palstra Nienke
Transparency International EU
Belgium
Panagiotopoulou Georgia
Ministry for Development and
Competitiveness
Greece
Panait Alina
Audit Authority Romania
Romania
Papadopoulos Ioannis
Intermediate Managing Authority
of Western Macedonia, NSRF,
R.O.P. of Macedonia-Thrace
Greece
Paškeviča Maija
Ministry of Finance
Latvia
Narain Amarjit Singh
Department for Communities
and Local Government
United Kingdom
Nari Maria
Region of Thessaly
Greece
Nejdl Tomas
European Commission
Belgium
Neuss Jobst
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg
Nicolai Maurizio
Calabria Region
Italy
Nielsen Brian
Ministry of Business and Growth
Denmark
Nijveld Frans
ESF Agency Flanders
Belgium
Nikolaidou Ioanna-Athina
Ministry for Development and
Competitiveness
Greece
Nikolova Stefanova Daniela
Council of Ministers of the Republic
of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Nottin Stéphane
DATAR
France
Ntoumpakis Ieremias
Intermediate Managing
Authority (IMA) of REMTH
Greece
Nyikos Györgyi
Permanent Representation of Hungary
Belgium
Öberg Elisabeth
The Swedish National Financial
Management Authority
Sweden
Oboroc Liviu
Ministry for Regional Development
and Construction
Republic of Moldova
18
Sapountzi Panagiota
Intermediate Authority of Transport
Greece
Sárdi Orsolya
NDA
Hungary
Sattler Martina
European Commission
Belgium
Scerri Leonard
Managing Authority
Malta
Schabe Kristin
Federal Ministry of Finance
Germany
Schiek Tobias
Ministry of Finance (Saxony-Anhalt)
Germany
Schmidt Peter
Berlin Government
Germany
Schober Anna Maria
Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning
Austria
Schryvers Gunter
Vlaamse Overheid
Belgium
Scibor Imke
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Germany
Seguin Stephanie
Ministere de l’outre-mer
France
Semetulskyte Lina
Ministry of Finance
Lithuania
Sgouromyti Theodora
Ministry for Development and
Competitiveness
Greece
Siejda Anna
Implementing Authority
for European Programmes
Poland
Sierck Gabriela
German Bundestag
Belgium
Rathé Johan
European Commission
Belgium
Reckert Gilles
Inspection Générale des Finances
Luxembourg
Reffay Christophe
European Commission
Belgium
Resta Patrizio
Ministero Sviluppo Economico
Italy
Riener Jan
Ministry of Finance of North
Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Rizzo Giuseppa
Tecnostruttura delle Regioni
Italy
Rodriguez Laso Antonio
European Commission
Belgium
Roijers Magalie
Belgian Federal Finance Department
Belgium
Rokidis Kleanthis
Ministry of Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Roovers Koen
Financial Transparency Coalition
Belgium
Ruiz Ruiz Roberto
European Court of Auditors
Luxembourg
Rune Anders
Freelance (Global Advice Network)
Belgium
Sáenz de Ormijana Pilar
Council of the European Union
Belgium
Sanchez Maria Dolores
European Commission
Belgium
Sandulache Ana Maria
Romanian Court of Accounts -
Audit Authority
Romania
Polyxeni Grigoriou
Ministry Development
and Entrepreneurship
Greece
Popa Aron Ioan
Romanian Court of Accounts -
Audit Authority
Romania
Poupova Marcela
Ministry of Finance
Czech Republic
Pravda Ondrej
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Belgium
Pravdova Klara
Ministry of Regional Development
Czech Republic
Preda Georgiana
Ministry of Agrculture and Rural
Development
Romania
Premrl Peter
Commission for the Prevention
of Corruption
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Psarakis Antonios
Region of Peloponnesus
Greece
Pudane Anda
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Authority
Latvia
Raftopoulos Konstantinos
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Rajkova Michaela
Transparency International
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Rama Derek
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Technologie und Forschung
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Rancane Diana
Ministry of Finance
Latvia
Rando Elisa
Archidata srl
Italy
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Szloboda Alíz
Transparency International
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Szymanski Marcin
Ministry of Regional Development
Poland
Tarantino Nicola
Regione Siciliana
Italy
Tchavdarova Monika
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Belgium
Tedde Angelo
Unioncamere Brussels office
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Theotokatou Stamatia
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of Region of Ionian Islands
Greece
Timoftica Ala
National Commission for Integrity
Republic of Moldova
Tirica Adriana Corina
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Romania
Toader Daniel
European Commission
Belgium
Toth Istvan Janos
Institute for Economic
and Enterprise Research
Hungary
Toth Gabor
Ministry for National Economy
Hungary
Touni Asma
SPF Economy
Belgium
Treadwell Susan
Open Society Foundations
Spain
Trebes Anja
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Belgium
Trilling Markus
CEE Bankwatch Network/Friends
of the Earth Europe
Belgium
Stavropoulos Eleftherios
Greek Permanent Representation
to the EU
Belgium
Stavrotheodorou Eleni
Intermediate Managing Authority
of Thessaly
Greece
Stavroula Kouri
Single Public Procurement Authority
Greece
Stefuriuc Irina
European Commission
Belgium
Stemerding Pieter
Adessium Foundation
Netherlands
Sterioti Maria-Elisavet
Intermediate Management
Authority of Region of Ionian Islands
Greece
Stimpson Alex
European Free Trade Association -
Financial Mechanism Office
Belgium
Štovčíková Michaela
Ministry of Regional Development
Czech Republic
Stoyanova Nikolina
Council of Ministers
Bulgaria
Straume Marika
Ministry of Agriculture
Latvia
Šumpela Vít
Ministry of Environment
Czech Republic
Suurniit Marek
Ministry of Finance
Estonia
Svab Petr
Ministry of Regional Development
Czech Republic
Svendsen Herdis Bjørnevik
European Free Trade Association
Belgium
Szavuj Eva Maria
European Commission
Belgium
Silva Rosa
Instituto Gestão FSE
Portugal
Silva Paulo
European Commission
Belgium
Simou George
Ministry of Environment,
Energy  Climate Change
Greece
Skuhrovec Jiri
Centre of Applied Economics, o.s.
Czech Republic
Smatko-Abaza Viktorija
European Commission
Belgium
Smerd Agata
General Directorate for National
Roads and Motorways
Poland
Smith Duncan
European Investment Bank
Luxembourg
Smitiene Ausra
European Commission
Belgium
Sogorovic Senka
Ministry of Culture
Croatia
Soumelidou Chrysoula
Management Authority of OP
‘Education and Lifelong Learning’
Greece
Sousa Pedro
Ministère de l’Agriculture
Luxembourg
Staelens Frank
EY
Belgium
Stamencic Zoran
European Parliament
Belgium
Stander Hans
European Commission
Belgium
Stavrev Teodor
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Bulgaria
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Werner Marc
Ministry of the German-speaking
Community of Belgium
Belgium
Willems Tom
European Commission
Belgium
Winterfeldt Jana
Ministry of Economic affairs,
Employment, Transport and Technology
of Land Schleswig-Holstein
Germany
Witkosz Tomasz
Ministry of Regional Development
Poland
Zacharia Theodora
Intermediate Managing Authority
of Attika Region
Greece
Zapanovici Andrei
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale
Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Republic of Moldova
Zatloukal Rostislav
Investitionsbank S-H/Baltic Sea Region
Programme
Germany
Vatovec Miran
Permanent Representation
of Slovenia to the EU
Belgium
Veidemane Lelde
Ministry of Agriculture
Latvia
Veit Reno
Ministerium für Arbeit, Integration
und Soziales NRW
Germany
Veits Franz-Peter
European Commission
Belgium
Velecka Hana
European Commission
Belgium
Verschelde Nathalie
European Commission
Belgium
Vincke Paul
EHFCN
Belgium
Vincze Orsolya
K-Monitor Public Association
Hungary
Vlasveld Peter
Ministry of Finance
The Netherlands
Voggenauer Manuela
Bavarian ministry of Economic Affairs,
Media, Energy and Technology
Germany
von Engelhardt Benjamin
Permanent Representation
of Germany to the EU
Belgium
Weinreich Nynke
Adessium Foundation
The Netherlands
Weitz Heinz-Josef
Bundesministerium für Ernährung,
Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
in Bonn Germany
Germany
Wensink Wim
PwC
The Netherlands
Truillet Véronique
Ministère de la justice
Belgium
Truup Raili
Ministry of Finance,
Managing Authority
Estonia
Tsvetkova Tanya
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Bulgaria
Tudor Biaciu
Ministry of Regional Development
and Public Administration
Romania
Tyszkiewicz Zbigniew
European Commission
Belgium
Tyszko Sylwia
Implementing Authority
for European Programmes
Poland
Tzortzis Michalis
Ministry of Development
and Competitiveness
Greece
Undrus Rando
Estonian Agricultural Registers
and Information Board
Estonia
Urbonaite Egle
Ministry of Agriculture
Lithuania
Valenti Andrea
Ministero del Lavoro
e delle Politiche Sociali
Italy
Valsamidi Xeni
Intermediate Managing Authority (IMA)
of the North Aegean Region
Greece
van Dijk Riko
Antwerp Provence
Belgium
Van Muylem Kaie
European Commission
Belgium
Vanderputten Annick
European Commission
Belgium
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03 •12•2013 BRUSSELS

  • 1. CONFERENCE ON ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ANTI-FRAUD MEASURES IN RELATION TO THE USE OF THE EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUNDS 03•12•2013 BRUSSELS in co-operation with
  • 2. B 1 INTRODUCTION 2 AGENDA 4 WORKING GROUP A 4 WORKING GROUP B 5 WORKING GROUP C 5 WORKING GROUP D 6 SPEAKERS’ BIOGRAPHIES’ 10 LIST OF SPEAKERS 11 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 3. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 1 With ever more transparency expected about how EU taxpayers’ money is spent, suspected cases of fraud and allegations of corruption attract ever more public and political attention – in particular when it comes to the misuse of EU funds. This conference, co-organised by the European Commission and Transparency International, is putting anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds under the spotlight. The event is timely. New rules for the different Funds (European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, Cohesion Fund, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Fisheries and Maritime Fund) will come into force in January 2014. They require authorities managing EU money to put more resources into effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures to identify and tackle potential risk areas. Early next year, the Commission will present its first ‘EU Anti-Corruption Report’ which will widen the analysis beyond the use of the five Funds examined at this Conference; while the Annual International Anti-corruption Day this year falls on 9 December – perfectly setting the scene for our debates. The objective of the Conference is to raise awareness and showcase some tools and meas- ures which can help to identify and mitigate fraud and corruption risks in relation to the use of ESI funds. Representatives from EU institutions, national authorities and civil society organisations will share their experience and good practice examples. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy thanks Transparency International, the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF), DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, DG Home Affairs, DG Internal Market, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries for their contribution and close collabora- tion in organising this event. Following the plenary session of the morning, the Conference will be split into 4 parallel working groups where participants can explore the following subjects in more detail: A. ‘How to manage fraud risks’; B. ‘Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection’; C. ‘Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them’; and D. ‘Integrity Pacts’: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption. INTRODUCTION
  • 4. AGENDA 08:00 Opening of the registration desk and welcome coffee 09:00 – 11:00 PLENARY SESSION (EN - FR - DE) Copper Hall Moderator Mr Daniel Mouqué, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission Opening by Mr Koos Richelle, Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission Keynote addresses by Mr Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International ‘Building integrity together: how civil society and public institutions can fight corruption in Europe’ Ms Margarete Hofmann, Director, European Anti-Fraud Office, European Commission ‘Identifying and reducing corruption in public procurement in the EU’ Ms Raluca Stefanuc, Team leader in Unit ‘Fight against Organised Crime’, DG Home Affairs, European Commission ‘EU anti-corruption policy revisited – monitoring EU Member States’ action against corruption’ 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 – 13:00 PARALLEL THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS – SESSION 1 (EN - FR - DE) Working Group A Copper Hall How to manage fraud risks Chair: Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO Working Group B Silver Hall Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection Chair: Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG EMPL Working Group C The Arc Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them Chair: Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of Unit, OLAF Working Group D Hall 300 Integrity Pacts: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption Chair: Mr Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 2
  • 5. 14:00 – 15:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC WORKING GROUPS – SESSION 2 (EN - FR - DE) Working Group A Copper Hall How to manage fraud risks Chair: Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO Working Group B Silver Hall Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection Chair: Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG EMPL Working Group C The Arc Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them Chair: Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of Unit, OLAF Working Group D Hall 300 Integrity Pacts: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption Chair: Mr Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office 15:30 – 15:45 Transition break 15:45 – 16:45 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION (EN - FR - DE) Copper Hall Interactive Discussion Panel Mr Walter Deffaa, Director General, DG Regional and Urban Policy Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director General, DG Home Affairs Mr Giovanni Kessler, Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office Mr Francisco Merchάn Cantos, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Mr Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director, DG Internal Market and Services Mr Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International Feedback from Working Groups and key questions from the audience will be transmitted to the Panel for discussion 16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks by Mr Walter Deffaa, Director General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission 17:00 – 17:30 Farewell coffee CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 3
  • 6. WORKING GROUP A How to manage fraud risks CHAIR Ms Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca, Director, DG REGIO SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues to be addressed/covered by a WG session The fight against fraud in the use of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds must be a joint effort between the European institutions and the national/regional authorities managing the pro- grammes. The European Commission must provide solid guidance to the relevant authorities and Member States must adopt structured and targeted measures to manage fraud risks. The workshop has a double objective. Firstly, it will present the Com- mission’s guidance on how to identify and assess fraud risks on the one hand and how to put in place effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures on the other hand. And secondly, the workshop will present participants with an opportunity to share and exchange experience and good practices on fraud risk management. KEY speakers and the topics covered §§ Leif Högnäs, Fraud prevention officer, DG REGIO. ‘Assessing fraud risks and putting in place effective and proportion- ate anti-fraud measures for the 2014-2020 programming period’ §§ Radim Bureš, Programme Director, Transparency International, Czech Republic. ‘EU funds – opportunity or risks?’ §§ Rolf Schlotterer, Director of Criminal Investigation Department of Dresden, State of Saxony, Germany. ‘The BORKOR principle – innovative methods and high-tech to combat fraud and corruption’ WORKING GROUP B Data-mining tools for fraud prevention and detection CHAIR Mr Francisco Merchán Cantos, Director, DG EMPL Audit Directorate SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues to be addressed/covered by a WG session Internal and external information about the implementation of the ESI Funds is available in many shapes. Very often it is scattered around and not very well organised or accessible. DG EMPL and DG REGIO have joined their efforts in a successful attempt to explore the hidden truth behind certain projects. A hidden truth that casts a different light on beneficiaries, contractors and even sub-contractors. An application has been developed by DG EMPL and DG REGIO suggesting a quantum leap in the world of verification and auditing. Member States’ authorities and Commission staff now have the instrument to better combat fraud and irregularities… it is called ARACHNE. This working group session will present the data mining tool ARACHNE as well as the experience of one Member State (Portugal) in using it. It will also draw the attention of the workshop participants to transpar- ency initiatives run by the ‘Open Knowledge Foundation’ that provide spending data from the EU Funds and can help civil servants within Member States and the Commission to prevent fraud and to increase accountability of these funds. KEY speakers and the topics covered §§ Martin Kreutner, Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Austria. ‘(Anti)Corruption in the international context – trends and challenges’ §§ Stefan Wehrmeyer, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. ‘Open data as method for fraud prevention’ §§ Mark Schelfhout, Head of Unit, DG EMPL and Luis Manuel de Oliveira Metelo, Team Leader, General Inspection of Finance, Portugal. ‘Fraud prevention and detection through the use of the data-mining tool ARACHNE in the ESI Funds’ 4
  • 7. WORKING GROUP C Why conflicts of interests in procurement matter and how to tackle them CHAIR Mr Martin Schauer, Deputy Head of the Fraud Prevention Unit, OLAF SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues to be addressed/covered by a WG session The working group will focus mainly on conflict of interests in pub- lic procurement and address this complex issue around three build- ing blocks: §§ definition of conflict of interests situations and their link to cor- ruption; §§ actions and tools to ensure conflicts of interests are properly de- clared (tone at the top, declarations of absence of conflict of inter- ests, interests declarations, awareness raising, guidance, procedures); §§ fraud indicators (red flags), checks and controls. Participants will learn more about how conflicts of interests are per- ceived and tackled in different Member States and what practices exist, including a short guide on conflicts of interests for managers developed by experts from 10 Member States in the context of the Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Fraud Prevention. The team will include officials from OLAF, the Romanian Department for Fight Against Fraud (DLAF), DG MARKT and DG EMPL. KEY speakers and the topics covered §§ Martin Příborský, Legal and policy officer, Policy Development Unit, OLAF. ‘Definition of conflict of interests and its links to corruption’ §§ Anca Zamfir, Counsellor, Department for Fight Against Fraud (DLAF), Government of Romania. ‘Measures to mitigate the impact of conflicts of interests’ §§ Piotr Baczmański, Policy Analyst, Fraud Prevention Unit, OLAF. ‘Red flags, checks and controls’ WORKING GROUP D Integrity Pacts: bringing managing authorities and civil society together to tackle corruption CHAIR Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU office SHORT DESCRIPTION of the issues to be addressed/covered by a WG session Corruption and fraud are real risks wherever large sums of money are spent and require concerted action by managing authorities, private sector and civil society. In order to bring these elements together and prevent corruption in public contracting TI has developed the ‘Integ- rity Pact’ tool. Integrity Pacts have been around since the 1990s, and have been applied in more than 15 countries and 300 separate situations. They help save taxpayer funds, ensure that infrastructure projects and other public works are delivered efficiently, and stave off ave- nues for illicit gain. The workshop has as its objective to discuss how civil society and pub- lic authorities can work together in preventing corruption in European Structural and Investment Funds through integrity pacts. Drawing on the experience of the Bremen health clinic, this session will explore how integrity pacts can be used to detect and prevent corruption. KEY speakers and the topics covered §§ Michael Wiehen, Senior procurement advisor, Transparency International. ‘Principles of Integrity Pacts and their global application’ §§ Dr. Kirsten Schubert, Physician and chair of the Transparency International Germany Working Group on Integrity Pacts. ‘The Integrity Pact and the reconstruction of Bremen city hospital’ §§ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gotthold, Attorney and Construction Expert. ‘Monitoring the Integrity Pact for Bremen city hospital’ CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 5
  • 8. § Vittoria Alliata-di Villafranca is Director of Administrative Capacity Building and South-East Europe at the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. She is also Acting Director of Budget and General Affairs. Prior to this, Vittoria Alliata di Villafranca was Head of the Legal Affairs unit in the same Directorate-General. Her carreer in the European Commission started in 1985 in the field of Common Agricultural Policy. Since then she has worked with Commissioner for the Single Market and Taxation Mario Monti and occupied the position of the Head of Unit of the Public Procurement and Concession Law in the Directorate-General for the Internal Market. Vittoria Alliata di Villafranca has a scien- tific background in Plant Biology and Agricultural sciences acquired during academic years at the University of Palermo and the University of California. § Piotr Baczmański is Policy Analyst in the European An- ti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the European Commission. He has eight years of experience in monitoring and analysing policy areas in order to identify risks for the EU expenditure, drafting risk assessments and developing risk indicators for a given policy area. He also develops and delivers training on fraud awareness, prevention and detection in the framework of the Commission Anti-Fraud Strategy. Piotr Bacz- mański has degrees in social science and international eco- nomic and political relations. 6 SPEAKERS’ BIOGRAPHIES’ § Radim Bureš studied philoso- phy and political economy at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. He completed an internship at the Oxford University. Radim Bureš lectured on the history of philosophy and analytical ethics at the Depart- ment of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. Since the mid-nineties he has been dedicated to the prevention of crime: he worked at the Department of Crime Prevention of the Ministry of the Interior in the fields of human rights, prevention of human trafficking, prevention of violence in sport and prevention of corruption. He completed short-term internships in the USA and the UK. He had an extensive international engagement with the Council of Europe (Violence in Sport), UN (Crime Commission) and EU (Crime Prevention Network). Between 2000 and 2005, Radim Bureš participated in the UN world conferences on crime prevention. He was also involved in international assistance projects in Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Palestine and Georgia. Radim Bureš has published a number of articles in professional journals and made presentations at many interna- tional conferences. From 2008 to 2013 he was project manager at Transparency International – Czech Republic. Since March 2013, he has been programme director at the same organisation. § Walter Deffaa is Director General of the Directorate-Gener- al for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. He joined the European Commis- sion in 1983. Since then, Walter Deffaa has served as Director General for Taxation and Customs Union (2009-2012), as Director General of the Internal Audit Service (2004-2009), as Finance Director in the Directorate-Gener- al for Regional Policy (2003- 2004), as Director in the Secretariat General (2001-2003), as Director in Directorate-General for Budget (1999-2001) and as chef de cabinet for Commissioner Wulf-Mathies (1997-1999). He was a visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium (1999-2009) and has published many articles on the EC budget and audit. Walter Deffaa has a doctoral degree in Economics. § Carl Dolan is the Director of the Transparency International liaison office to the EU in Brussels. Carl Dolan joined the Transparen- cy International EU office in 2011, working as a senior policy officer on anti-corruption in the private sector. His previous positions have included working as a policy officer with the UK Research Councils, the European Commis- sion (DG Research) and the European Foundation Centre. He holds degrees in economics and philosophy from the Universi- ty College Dublin. He has also studied and taught political philosophy at the University of Bristol. § Jürgen Gotthold is Professor Doctor of Law and Economist. He has been involved in the implementation of a number of big infrastructure projects as a lawyer, manager and consult- ant on public procurement, financing of public projects and PPPs. Jürgen Gotthold is the official monitor for the Integrity Pact which has been applied to ‘Bremen Mitte’ hospital. During his career, he has worked in the Federal Cartel Office in Berlin, in the urban development field for the City of Marburg, and pursued an academic career at several universities. § Leif Högnäs is Fraud Preven- tion Officer and Head of Sector for Relations with OLAF and Strategic Reporting at the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. His main responsi- bility is fraud prevention in the field of structural funds. He has been working for the European Commission for the past 18 years in different areas including human resources, budget, finance, audit and fraud preven- tion. Leif Högnäs holds a Master of Science in Economics from the Swedish-Finnish University of Turku, Finland, and a Master of European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
  • 9. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 7 § Margarete Hofmann is Director of Policy at the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the European Commission. Her previous positions in OLAF include serving as the Head of the Unit ‘Inter-Institutional and External Relations’ (2006-2012) and Unit ‘Training Coordination; Inter-Institutional Relations’ (2005-2006). Prior to work in OLAF, Margarete Hofmann was a member of the cabinet of Budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer (1999-2004). Before joining the European Commission, Margarete Hofmann worked for the German national administra- tion, including Federal Ministry of Justice and German Permanent Representation to the EU. She is lawyer by education. § Giovanni Kessler has been Director General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the European Commission since 2011. He has extensive experi- ence in fighting crime and corruption. From 1986 to 1998, Giovanni Kessler was Public Prosecutor at the criminal courts of Trento, Bolzano and the Anti-Mafia Department in Sicily where he led investigations and prosecutions on organized crime, corruption and financial crimes. From 1998 to 1999, he was Deputy Head in charge of Police and Justice at the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission in Pristina. From 2001 until 2006 Giovanni Kessler was elected and served as independent member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. At the same time he was a member and then Vice-Presi- dent of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. From 2006 until 2008, he served as the Italian High Commissioner to Combat Counterfeiting. In 2008, he was elected member and then President of the legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Trento and in 2010 he became President of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE). Currently he also serves as the President of the European Partners against Corruption/ the European Anti-Corruption Network. § Martin Kreutner is Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) and Executive Secretary of its Assembly of Parties. From 2001 to 2010, Martin Kreutner was the Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs, a body he was responsible for commissioning. In 2010 and 2011, he acted as the Special Advisor to the Austrian Minister of the Interior. He has also served in the Austrian Armed Forces and spent five years on a number of international missions. Further- more, he has been President/ Chair of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) for nine years. Martin Kreutner is a member of several internation- al boards and a senior consultant and peer reviewer for the UN, Council of Europe, Transparency International and the World Bank. He has extensively lectured on topics of anti-corruption, interna- tional humanitarian law and security all around the world. Martin Kreutner holds a Master’s in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master’s in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester. § Luis Manuel de Oliveira Metelo is Team Leader at the Inspectorate General of Finance in Portugal. He has seventeen years of experience in Audit Controls of Information Systems, including Structural Funds Information Systems. He has worked on co-operation projects between EU and third countries providing technical consultations and training. He has also provided support for AFIS – the Anti-Fraud Information System of OLAF. Luis Manuel de Oliveira Metelo teaches Economics and Informa- tion Technologies in Public Management at the School of Economics and Management. He has a post-graduate diploma in Information Systems for Organi- zations and a Master’s degree in Management of Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. § Stefano Manservisi has been Director General of the Directorate-General for Home Affairs of the European Commis- sion since 2010. He joined the European Commission in 1983 from the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade. He has been working in the European policy field for more than 25 years. From 1983 to 1991, Stefano Manservisi worked as Administra- tor in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Directorate-Gen- eral for Development. He then served as Cabinet Member of Vice-President Filippo Maria Pandolfi, responsible for research, innovation, and telecommunica- tions, and afterwards of Commissioner Raniero Vanni d’Archirafi, responsible for the Internal Market. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Head of Cabinet and then Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Mario Monti, responsible for the Internal Market, taxation and customs, and later for competition. Stefano Manservisi served as Head of Cabinet to President Prodi from June 2001 to November 2004. He was Director General of Directorate-General for Develop- ment from November 2004 to June 2010. Stefano Manservisi lectures at the University of Bologna, Padova and Rome, as well as at the European College in Parma. § Miklos Marschall joined Transparency International as Director for Eastern Europe in 1999, and now serves as Deputy Managing Director and as responsible Director for Interna- tional Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). Before joining Transparen- cy International he was the founding executive director of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. Between 1991 and 1994, he served as deputy mayor of Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Miklos Marschall was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow in 1988/89 at Yale University. He graduated as an economist from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1977. He received his doctorate from the same university in 1984.
  • 10. § Francisco Merchán Cantos is Audit Director of Directo- rate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission since February 2011. He is responsible for all audit work conducted in Member States concerning the European Social Fund, European Globalization Adjustment Fund, Instrument for Pre-accession Fund and the Progress Fund. As Audit Director, Francisco Merchán Cantos is also responsi- ble for monitoring the develop- ment, together with other Directorates General of the Commission, of the data-mining tool used in the Structural Funds for fraud prevention and detec- tion. Prior to his current position, from 2004 to 2011, Francisco Merchán Cantos was Audit Director of the European Com- mission’s Internal Audit Service. § Daniel Mouqué works in the Evaluation unit of the Directo- rate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission. Daniel Mouqué is responsible for impact evaluation using control groups, a scientific technique he introduced to EU Regional and Urban Policy. He is the author of various papers on the subject: ‘What are counter- factual impact evaluations teaching us about enterprise and innovation support?’ (Regional focus, December 2012) summa- rises the results of 12 key impact evaluations. Daniel Mouqué is an active member of Toastmasters, the world’s largest public speak- ing club. In this context he has twice been the Belgian amateur humorous speaking champion. 8 § Joaquim Nunes de Almeida has been Director of Public Procurement in the Directo- rate-General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission since 2013. Previ- ously Joaquim Nunes de Almeida worked at the Directorate-Gener- al for Home Affairs where his positions included Head of Unit for police cooperation and access to information and Head of Unit in charge of counter-terrorism. Formerly he was a member of the cabinet of Commissioner António Vitorino and prior to that he was Policy Assistant to the Director-General of Directo- rate-General for Internal Market, John Mogg. His career in the European Commission dates back to 1995. Joaquim Nunes de Almeida worked for competition and corporate law firms in Brussels and Lisbon from 1989 to 1994. § Martin Příborský has been working in the legal and policy unit of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the European Commission since 2004. He is responsible mainly for tasks concerning the development of anti-corruption policies. During the Czech Presidency of the EU, he was seconded to the Czech Government Office in Prague. Before joining the European Commission, he has been practicing law in an international law firm. He has several master degrees in law, political science and economics. § Koos Richelle is Director-Gen- eral of the European Commis- sion’s Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate-Gener- al. Previous positions he has held within the Commission include Director-General of the EuropeAid Cooperation DG (2004-2010) and of the Development DG (2001-2004). Prior to joining the Commission in 2001, Koos Richelle worked in the civil service in the Netherlands. He was Director-General for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director-General for Welfare in the Ministry of Welfare and Health, and Deputy Director for Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training in the Ministry of Education and Science. Koos Richelle graduated in Dutch Constitutional and Public Law from Rotterdam’s Erasmus University. § Martin Schauer has been working in the Fraud Prevention Unit of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) of the European Commission since 2008, currently as deputy Head of Unit. Before, he worked in the legal unit of the Commission’s Directorate-Gener- al Budget and the Investigation and Disciplinary Office of the Commission. Before joining the Commission, he worked at the legal department of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs and as an assistant at the Institute of European Law, University of Graz. Martin Schauer holds a doctoral degree in law. § Mark Schelfhout is Head of Unit of one of the audit units in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. He has been active in the audit of the European Social Fund for 20 years. Mark Schelfhout is also a mem- ber of the board of directors of the Institute of Forensic Auditors. § Rolf Schlotterer is Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (Kriminaldirektor) with 39 years of experience. Most of his police work has focused on combating economic and financial crime, corruption, computer crime, organized crime and terrorism. Since October 2013, he is Head of ‘PIAV Saxony’, a Federal Project for Information Exchange and Analysis of German Police. Rolf Schlotterer is also Head of BORKOR, the National Project for Prevention and Combating of Corruption in Bulgaria, on assign- ment from German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany. In the period 2009 to 2013 he was Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Bulgaria. He is the Author of the BORKOR-principle, the first Standard for the Development of Intervention Systems against Corruption, as well as a Software Developer for forensic analysis software. He has worked in leading positions in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (Landeskriminalamt) of the States of Baden-Württemberg and Saxony. He was Member
  • 11. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 9 of National Committees and expert groups on combating crime and Lecturer at the German Academy for Public Administra- tion conducting corruption prevention and analysis seminars and workshops for Heads of administration authorities, prosecutors, judges and experts. He trained police officers and experts in crime investigation, forensic analysis methods and techniques, risk analysis, comput- er forensics, combating corruption and fraud and corruption preven- tion. Rolf Schlotterer was Chair- man of an International Conference on Fraud and Corrup- tion and Twinning Adviser of the German/Romanian Twinning Project Development of Anti-cor- ruption General Directorate of the Ministry of Administration and Interior in Romania. § Kirsten Schubert is a physi- cian and academic at the University of Bremen. She leads Transparency International (TI) Germany’s working group on Integrity Pacts and has been closely involved in the Integrity Pact for the Bremen city hospital. As a member of TI Germany since 2005, her other positions include leading the regional group of Bremen and as a member of the health working group. For the past 20 years Kirsten Schubert has been working as anaesthetist in hospitals. She has a degree in medicine and a Master’s in Public Health. § Raluca Stefanuc works as anti-corruption policy officer in the Unit ‘Fight against Organised Crime and Relations with EMCD- DA’, Directorate ‘Internal Security’, Directorate-General Home Affairs of the European Commission since December 2010. Her main task is the development, imple- mentation and monitoring of EU policies on prevention and the fight against corruption. She is also coordinator of the EU Anti-Corruption Report and the anti-corruption policy team within the same unit. Prior to the current position in the Directorate-Gener- al Home Affairs, Raluca Stefanuc had worked for two years in the EU Delegation in Skopje, covering the fields of the fight against corruption and organised crime. Before taking up the assignment in the EU Delegation in Skopje, Raluca Stefanuc had worked for five years in the Romanian Ministry of Justice, dealing with issues related to judiciary reforms and the fight against corruption. § Stefan Wehrmeyer works with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany focusing on parliamentary and financial transparency and freedom of information. He contributed to OpenSpending and FarmSubsidy. org and heads the efforts around the German Freedom of Informa- tion portal FragDenStaat.de. § Michael H. Wiehen is Senior Procurement Adviser at Transpar- ency International. He joined Transparency International in 1995 and helped build up the global movement as well as the German National Chapter of this organisation. Michael H. Wiehen actively supports both Transpar- ency International on governance issues and is Resource Person for the Procurement Management Group. His previous experience includes having worked for the World Bank, where he held various senior executive posi- tions. Michael H. Wiehen has published and lectured extensive- ly on issues of corruption preven- tion, with a focus on corruption in procurement. He has doctoral degree in law. § Anca Zamfir is Counsellor at the Department for the Fight Against Fraud (DLAF) in Romania. Among her responsibilities is the coordination of the elaboration of a legal and institutional framework regarding the protec- tion of EU financial interests in Romania, the evaluation of national legislation in the field of the fight against fraud and the training in the field of the fight against fraud (including training organised in cooperation with OLAF). In the past, she has worked as a legal advisor for the Public Ministry, Prosecutor’s Office Attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (2001- 2009), where she was involved in drafting and implementing various training activities for magistrates. Anca Zamfir has a law degree.
  • 12. Deffaa Walter European Commission Belgium Kessler Giovanni European Commission Belgium Manservisi Stefano European Commission Belgium Richelle Koos European Commission Belgium Alliata-di Villafranca Vittoria European Commission Belgium Baczmański Piotr European Commission Belgium Bureš Radim Transparency International Czech Republic De Oliveira Metelo Luis Manuel Inspectorate General of Finance Portugal Dolan Carl Transparency International Belgium Gotthold Jürgen Attorney and Construction Expert Germany Hofmann Margarete European Commission Belgium Högnäs Leif European Commission Belgium Kreutner Martin IACA Austria Marschall Miklos Transparency International Germany Merchάn Cantos Francisco European Commission Belgium Molemans Luc European Commission Belgium Mouqué Daniel European Commission Belgium Nunes de Almeida Joaquim European Commission Belgium LIST OF SPEAKERS Příborský Martin European Commission Belgium Schauer Martin European Commission Belgium Schelfhout Mark European Commission Belgium Schlotterer Rolf Criminal Investigation Department of Dresden Germany Schubert Kirsten University of Bremen Germany Stefanuc Raluca European Commission Belgium Wehrmeyer Stefan Open Knowledge Foundation Germany Wiehen Michael Transparency International Germany Zamfir Anca Department for the Fight Against Fraud (DLAF) Romania 10
  • 13. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS Abdulahovic Lejla Transparency International Belgium Adamczyk-Zielonka Barbara European Commission Belgium Adamski Dominik European Investment Bank Luxembourg Afremovica Karina Ministry of Agriculture Latvia Agardi Lydia European Commission Belgium Agrapidis Evangelos European Commission Belgium Aimi Nicola European Commission Belgium Albers Lisa European Parliament Belgium Alexandri Ioanna Intermediate Managing Authority Region Peloponnisos Greece Alexe Doina Alina Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Romania Andersen Lotte The Danish AgriFish Agency Denmark Andronikos Grigoris Managing Authority of South Aegean Region Greece Anestopoulou Maria Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Anselm Eduard Ministry for Social Affairs, state of Hessen Germany Anton Ioan Romanian Court of Accounts – Audit Authority Romania Ardelean Ioana Maria Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration Romania Armgart Walter European Social Fund Bavaria Germany Arnaudova Nevena Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interests Bulgaria Athanasiou Aimilia Ministry of Development and Competitiveness Greece Bagočiutė Agnė Ministry of Finance Lithuania Baka Joanna European Academy for Taxes, Economics Law Germany Balabina Elena Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency Bulgaria Ballesteros Pablo European Commission Belgium Banavas Elehn European Commission Belgium Barletta Francesca Archidata srl Italy Barna Mihaly The Directorate General for Audit of European Funds Hungary Battermann Birgit Ministry of Finance Germany Becker Gerhard Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Germany Bellomo Pasquale Arcangelo Michele Regione Puglia Italy Belnome Benedetto Assessorato regionale per le risorse agricole e alimentari Italy Berenta Juozas National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture Lithuania Berg Janina Transparency International Belgium Bernadaux Dominique European Commission Belgium Beskou Eleni Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Bianchi Tiziana Italian Authority for the Supervision of Public Contracts Italy Bîrcă Constantin Agency of Payments and Intervention for Agriculture Romania Boden Ian SEUPB United Kingdom Boijmans Pascal European Commission Belgium Bonfa Stefano Oxford Sustainable Development United Kingdom Bonner Kathleen Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General Ireland Bonte Pascale JR Federale Overheidsdienst Financiën Belgium Boone Alex European Investment Bank Luxembourg CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 11
  • 14. 12 Chonik Alice Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi de la Formation Professionnelle et du Dialogue Social France Chylarecki Mateusz European Commission Belgium Ciobanu Antonio-Mihai Romanian Court of Accounts Romania Cirmi Laura Tecnostruttura delle Regioni per il Fondo Sociale Italy Civita Francesco European Commission Belgium Civjane Agnese Rural Support Service Latvia Clerckx Vanessa European Commission Belgium Coelmont Helena IAVA - Interne Audit van de Vlaamse Administratie Belgium Collins John ESF Audit Authority Ireland Colucciello Massimo P.A. Advice SpA Italy Costa Maria Financial Institute for Regional Development Portugal Costandache Raluca Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU Belgium Creux Patrick Région autonome Vallée d’Aoste Italy Crivello Maria Concetta Regione Siciliana Italy Burian Petr Ministry of Finance Czech Republic Burrini Nicola Ministry of Labour and Social Policies Italy Butler Israel Open Society European Policy Institute Belgium Cafarda Loredana Ministry of Labour and Social Policies Italy Caldana Ester Transparency International Belgium Callens Caroline European Commission Belgium Calvetta Bruno Regione Calabria Italy Campbell Neil Open Society Foundations Belgium Canaletti Laura European Commission Belgium Čapka Roman Ministry of Regional Development Czech Republic Carapeto Miguel European Parliament Belgium Carcelén Ordóñez Maria Victoria Permanent Representation Spain Cecovini Antonella Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy Centurelli Giorgio Regione Calabria Italy Cerqueira Carlos IFDR Portugal Chobanova Yordanka Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria Bulgaria Boreux Didier Service Public de Wallonie Belgium Borkowski Grzegorz Ministry of Regional Development Poland Borremans Wouter Flemish Government – Enterprise Flanders Belgium Bossière Philippe European Commission Belgium Botnari Simion Agency of Public Procurement Republic of Moldova Botnaru Anatolii Ministry for Regional Development and Construction Republic of Moldova Bourdy Sabine European Commission Belgium Brattoli Giorgio European Commission Belgium Breban Zsofia Ministry for National Economy Hungary Brillaki Dimitra Ministry of Development and Competitiveness Greece Brocani Francesco European Commission Belgium Broos Richard Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU Belgium Brun François CICC-IGAS France Brzezinska Karen OKFN Netherlands Bulumac Lavinia Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration Romania
  • 15. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 13 Erkens Roger Ministerium der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens Belgium Ernoult Julien European Association of Public Banks Belgium Fadrny Martin Frank Bold Czech Republic Fanariotou Ioanna Western Greece Region Greece Farrugia Kenneth Office of the Prime Minister Malta Fazekas Mihaly University of Cambridge United Kingdom Feldberga Ligita European Commission Belgium Finke Marion European Commission Belgium Fischetti Paolo Ministry of Economy and Finance Italy Fiteni Anna European Court of Auditors Luxembourg Foskolou Iosifina Management Authority of ‘Education and Lifelong Learning’ Greece Foukaraki Evagelia Region of Crete Greece Frisch Dieter Transparency International Belgium Fuchs Martin Ministry for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of Hesse Germany Galocz (Zygmunt) Anna European Commission Belgium Deprez Alexandra Inspection des Finances Belgium Diaconeasa Dan Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Romania Diakolios Minas Managing Authority Digital Convergence Greece Diering Sandra European Court of Auditors Luxembourg Dimitrov Svetoslav Comission For Prevention And Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest Bulgaria Dobrin Cristina Stefania Ministry of European Funds Romania Drexler Claus Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie und Integration Germany Duarte Ana Financial Institute for Regional Development Portugal Dupu Adrian Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Republic of Moldova Duqueroix Carole CICC France Dziecielak Krzysztof European Free Trade Association Belgium Dziena Augustinas Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania Lithuania Edlund Staffan Swedish Prosecution Authority Sweden Einarsson Ludvig Europe Direct Hässleholm Sweden Cyndecka Agniezska European Commission Belgium Dalampoura Ellitsa European Commission Belgium Dalli Antoine Office of the Prime Minister Malta Daniele Lavinia Regione Siciliana Italy Daniels-Griffiths Lisa Welsh Government United Kingdom Dantas Paula Institute for the Management of the European Social Fund Portugal de Buggenoms Sandrine European Commission Belgium De Laurenzo Gino European Commission Belgium De Maere Patrick European Commission Belgium De Mey Pieter Belgian Federal Police Belgium De Vet Jan Maarten Ecorys Belgium Debattista Brian European Commission Belgium Deckers Marie-Noëlle Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale Belgium Delidimitri Dimitra Intermediary Managing Authority Greece Delzescaux-Short Emilie Transparency International Liaison Office to the European Union Belgium
  • 16. 14 Hallström Olof Swedish ESF Council Sweden Hasson Tal PWC Belgium Hauser Florian European Commission Belgium Hawrysz Jaroslaw European Commission Belgium Heeren Jan European Commission Belgium Herrmann Katharina European Commission Belgium Heyen Wilfried Ministry of German speaking community of Belgium Belgium Hilkovičová Gabriela Office of the Government Slovakia Hipper Anitta European Parliament Belgium Hofer Andreas Free Hanseatic City of Bremen Germany Hollinsky-Cesak Philippe European Commission Belgium Hostens Jan Vlaamse Overheid Belgium Hostyn Peter Ministry of Budget Belgium Hoxhaj Andi University of Warwick United Kingdom Hrazdil Petr Ministry for regional development Czech Republic Hrstková Eva Ministry of Finance CR Czech Republic Gorgonetu Adriana Ministry of European Funds Romania Göring Michael Federal Ministry of Finance Germany Goulandris John Managing Authority of South Aegean Region Greece Goulet Raphael European Commission Belgium Grant Charles European Commission Belgium Grčar Barbara Ministry of Finance Slovenia Grech Elena European Commission Belgium Gredis Panos European Public Law Organization (EPLO) Greece Gregorio Davila Diaz European Commission Belgium Grunewald Verena Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs Germany Grunzweigova Silvia Ministry of labour, social affairs and family of the Slovak Republic Slovakia Gullo Domenico European Commission Belgium Günther Corinna Investitionsbank S-H Germany Gunzburg Tamira ONE Belgium Hakansson Jonas European Commission Belgium Garai Borbala European Commission Belgium Garbelotto Franco Unioncamere del Veneto Belgium Gáspár Daniella National Development Agency Hungary Gavrilă Cristina Agency of Payments and Intervention for Agriculture Romania Gekas Thanos GIDE Belgium Georgia Korma Ministry of Development and Competitiveness Greece Georgiou Evangelos Western Greece Region Greece Gerencsér Ágnes The Directorate-General for Audit of European Funds Hungary Gergely Rodica Romanian Court of Accounts ­– Audit Authority Romania Germe Sabine European Commission Belgium Glodeanu Marcela Ministry of regional development and public administation Romania Godrecka-Bareau Joanna European Commission Belgium Goldsmith Hugh European Commission Belgium Góra Maria Managing Autority – Marshal Office in Malopolska Poland
  • 17. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 15 Kompolaki Kalliopi Region of Crete Greece Kopeć Aleksandra Marshal Office of Małopolska Region Poland Kopelos Ioannis Greek Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Kopińska Grażyna Stefan Batory Foundation Poland Korbelová Iveta The Office of the Government Czech Republic Korkolis Panagiotis Ministry of Infrastucture, Transport and Networks Greece Kramina Inguna European Commission Belgium Krasicka Agnieszka European Commission Belgium Kristian Guenter Niedersächische Staatskanzlei Germany Krokfors Klaus National Audit office of Finland Finland Kucera Ladislav European Commission Belgium Kuchenbecker Kerstin Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of Land Schleswig-Holstein Germany Kwiecińska Dorota Ministry of Finance Poland Kyriazi Aikaterini Hellinic Single Public Procurement Authority Greece Jurić Mirjana Ministry of Finance Croatia Jurkonis Liudas Ernst Young Baltic/Investors’ forum association Lithuania Jutte Jeroen European Commission Belgium Kaandorp Hans Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands Karagianni Evelpisti Intermediary Managing Authority Greece Karlsson Håkan Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth Sweden Karydas Anastassios European Court of Auditors Luxembourg Kasprzyk Mariusz Implementing Authority for European Programmes Poland Keszei Etienne Ministry of Brussels Region Belgium Kiourtsidis Haralambos Intermediate Managing Authority of Western Macedonia Greece Kladitis Gavriil Intermediate Managing Authority of the North Aegean Region Greece Klug Ellen Ministry of Finance Germany Kniaziuk Przemyslaw INTERACT Programme Spain Koerner Jonny Transparency International Belgium Kolarikova Jana European Commission Belgium Hruby Thomas European Commission Belgium Hudak Tomas Ministry of Finance Czech Republic Ifrim Razvan Ioan Romanian Court of Accounts - Audit Authority Romania Indriliunaite Laura European Commission Belgium Ioana Daniela Romanian Court of Accounts - Audit Authority Romania Ion Serpe Council of the European Union Belgium Ivanova Galya Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency Bulgaria Ivanyi-Windhoffer Csaba National Development Agency Hungary Jacques Kristof Internal Audit of the Flemish Administration Belgium Jaichi Abderrahmane Service Public Régional de Bruxelles Belgium Jakobson Krista Ministry of Agriculture Estonia Jancsics David University of New York City United States Jelovšek Jasmina Ministry of Finance Slovenia Jirman Petr European Commission Belgium Jonet Lisa European Free Trade Association Belgium
  • 18. 16 McMenamin Amanda Transparency International Belgium Mealha Quirino Permanent Representation to the EU Belgium Meine Susanne Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr Germany Milne Leslie European Commission Belgium Milwicz Monika General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways Poland Minervini Marco P.A. Advice SpA Italy Mizzi Ronald Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto Malta Modzelewska Anna Polish Railways Poland Molson Eric European Commission Belgium Monaco Samuel Nazzareno Unioncamere Brussels office Belgium Moraru Adrian Institute for Public Policy Romania Morgner Matthias freelance consultant, formerly Transparency International Germany Mortka Justyna European Commission Belgium Mylonas Vasileios Epirus Region Greece Lombardo Elisabetta Open Knowledge Foundation Germany Lopez Sanchez Rafael European Commission Belgium Loupasis Stylianos European Commission Belgium Łuczkowska-Sutkowska Katarzyna General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways Poland Lukács András Clean Air Action Group Hungary Mabenga Jean-Pierre Service Public Regional de Bruxelles Belgium Majlathova Ludmila European Commission Belgium Malatou Eleni Epirus Region Greece Mamalougkas Nikolaos Ministry of Environment, Energy Climate Change Greece Mancel Carole European Commission Belgium Mancini Sabrina European Investment Bank Luxembourg Marcuzzo Cristina European Commission Belgium Marto Lidia Financial Institute for Regional Development Portugal Maussire Mylène European Commission Belgium McIntyre Gina Special EU Programmes Body United Kingdom Kyzourová Eva The Office of the Government Czech Republic Lackenbauer Joerg European Commission Belgium Lang Christopher Saxony Liaison Office Belgium Laschena Alberta Kreab Gavin Anderson Belgium Lassakova Zuzana Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic Slovakia Lazaridis Nikolaos Office of the Secretary General for the European Schools Belgium Lederer Sven Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport Germany Lejeune Ine PwC Belgium Lemas Konstantinos Intermediate Managing Authority of Attica Region Greece Lepri Giovanni Piedmont Region Italy Leuvering Martin Federal Ministry of Finance Germany Leventis Georgios Intermediate Managing Authority (IMA) of the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace Greece Levi Michael Cardiff University United Kingdom Loekemeijer Paulina Adriana Ministry of Social Affairs Netherlands
  • 19. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 17 Patz Ronny Transparency International Belgium Pavlova Petrana Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency Bulgaria Perera Mark Transparency International EU Office Belgium Perrin Denisa European Commission Belgium Pfeiffer Robert Gesundheit Nord- Klinikverbund Bremen GmbH Germany Phokas Constantinos Internal Audit Service Cyprus Piatkowski Tomasz Ministry of Finance, Audit Authority Poland Pichler Karin Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Austria Piehl Sacha European Commission Belgium Pietras Andrea European Free Trade Association Belgium Pinter Istvan Council of Geopolitics Foundation Hungary Pipkova Pavla European Commission Belgium Pitsinigkos Vasileios Intermediate Managing Authority (IMA) of the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace Greece Pleticha Michal Supreme Audit Office Czech Republic Polese Arturo European Commission Belgium Osterhaus Anja Transparency International Germany Oukka Elise European Free Trade Association, Financial Mechanism Office Belgium Owen Ian Welsh Government United Kingdom Ozola Solveiga Managing Authority, Ministry of Finance Latvia Paget Nathan UK Government United Kingdom Pakas Dimitrios Intermediary Managing Authority - Region of Thessaly Greece Pallas Dimitris Intermediate Managing Authority for Transport Greece Palloks Elke Federal Ministry for Labour Social Affairs Germany Palmieri Liana Ministry of Labour and Social Policies Italy Palstra Nienke Transparency International EU Belgium Panagiotopoulou Georgia Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Panait Alina Audit Authority Romania Romania Papadopoulos Ioannis Intermediate Managing Authority of Western Macedonia, NSRF, R.O.P. of Macedonia-Thrace Greece Paškeviča Maija Ministry of Finance Latvia Narain Amarjit Singh Department for Communities and Local Government United Kingdom Nari Maria Region of Thessaly Greece Nejdl Tomas European Commission Belgium Neuss Jobst European Investment Bank Luxembourg Nicolai Maurizio Calabria Region Italy Nielsen Brian Ministry of Business and Growth Denmark Nijveld Frans ESF Agency Flanders Belgium Nikolaidou Ioanna-Athina Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Nikolova Stefanova Daniela Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria Bulgaria Nottin Stéphane DATAR France Ntoumpakis Ieremias Intermediate Managing Authority (IMA) of REMTH Greece Nyikos Györgyi Permanent Representation of Hungary Belgium Öberg Elisabeth The Swedish National Financial Management Authority Sweden Oboroc Liviu Ministry for Regional Development and Construction Republic of Moldova
  • 20. 18 Sapountzi Panagiota Intermediate Authority of Transport Greece Sárdi Orsolya NDA Hungary Sattler Martina European Commission Belgium Scerri Leonard Managing Authority Malta Schabe Kristin Federal Ministry of Finance Germany Schiek Tobias Ministry of Finance (Saxony-Anhalt) Germany Schmidt Peter Berlin Government Germany Schober Anna Maria Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning Austria Schryvers Gunter Vlaamse Overheid Belgium Scibor Imke Free Hanseatic City of Bremen Germany Seguin Stephanie Ministere de l’outre-mer France Semetulskyte Lina Ministry of Finance Lithuania Sgouromyti Theodora Ministry for Development and Competitiveness Greece Siejda Anna Implementing Authority for European Programmes Poland Sierck Gabriela German Bundestag Belgium Rathé Johan European Commission Belgium Reckert Gilles Inspection Générale des Finances Luxembourg Reffay Christophe European Commission Belgium Resta Patrizio Ministero Sviluppo Economico Italy Riener Jan Ministry of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Rizzo Giuseppa Tecnostruttura delle Regioni Italy Rodriguez Laso Antonio European Commission Belgium Roijers Magalie Belgian Federal Finance Department Belgium Rokidis Kleanthis Ministry of Development and Competitiveness Greece Roovers Koen Financial Transparency Coalition Belgium Ruiz Ruiz Roberto European Court of Auditors Luxembourg Rune Anders Freelance (Global Advice Network) Belgium Sáenz de Ormijana Pilar Council of the European Union Belgium Sanchez Maria Dolores European Commission Belgium Sandulache Ana Maria Romanian Court of Accounts - Audit Authority Romania Polyxeni Grigoriou Ministry Development and Entrepreneurship Greece Popa Aron Ioan Romanian Court of Accounts - Audit Authority Romania Poupova Marcela Ministry of Finance Czech Republic Pravda Ondrej European Commission Belgium Pravdova Klara Ministry of Regional Development Czech Republic Preda Georgiana Ministry of Agrculture and Rural Development Romania Premrl Peter Commission for the Prevention of Corruption Slovenia Psarakis Antonios Region of Peloponnesus Greece Pudane Anda The Treasury Republic of Latvia/Certifying Authority Latvia Raftopoulos Konstantinos Managing Authority Operational Programme Accessibility Improvement Greece Rajkova Michaela Transparency International Bulgaria Rama Derek Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung Germany Rancane Diana Ministry of Finance Latvia Rando Elisa Archidata srl Italy
  • 21. CONFERENCEONANTI-CORRUPTIONANDANTI-FRAUDMEASURES 19 Szloboda Alíz Transparency International Hungary Szymanski Marcin Ministry of Regional Development Poland Tarantino Nicola Regione Siciliana Italy Tchavdarova Monika European Commission Belgium Tedde Angelo Unioncamere Brussels office Belgium Theotokatou Stamatia Intermediate Management Authority of Region of Ionian Islands Greece Timoftica Ala National Commission for Integrity Republic of Moldova Tirica Adriana Corina Ministry for European Funds Romania Toader Daniel European Commission Belgium Toth Istvan Janos Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research Hungary Toth Gabor Ministry for National Economy Hungary Touni Asma SPF Economy Belgium Treadwell Susan Open Society Foundations Spain Trebes Anja European Commission Belgium Trilling Markus CEE Bankwatch Network/Friends of the Earth Europe Belgium Stavropoulos Eleftherios Greek Permanent Representation to the EU Belgium Stavrotheodorou Eleni Intermediate Managing Authority of Thessaly Greece Stavroula Kouri Single Public Procurement Authority Greece Stefuriuc Irina European Commission Belgium Stemerding Pieter Adessium Foundation Netherlands Sterioti Maria-Elisavet Intermediate Management Authority of Region of Ionian Islands Greece Stimpson Alex European Free Trade Association - Financial Mechanism Office Belgium Štovčíková Michaela Ministry of Regional Development Czech Republic Stoyanova Nikolina Council of Ministers Bulgaria Straume Marika Ministry of Agriculture Latvia Šumpela Vít Ministry of Environment Czech Republic Suurniit Marek Ministry of Finance Estonia Svab Petr Ministry of Regional Development Czech Republic Svendsen Herdis Bjørnevik European Free Trade Association Belgium Szavuj Eva Maria European Commission Belgium Silva Rosa Instituto Gestão FSE Portugal Silva Paulo European Commission Belgium Simou George Ministry of Environment, Energy Climate Change Greece Skuhrovec Jiri Centre of Applied Economics, o.s. Czech Republic Smatko-Abaza Viktorija European Commission Belgium Smerd Agata General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways Poland Smith Duncan European Investment Bank Luxembourg Smitiene Ausra European Commission Belgium Sogorovic Senka Ministry of Culture Croatia Soumelidou Chrysoula Management Authority of OP ‘Education and Lifelong Learning’ Greece Sousa Pedro Ministère de l’Agriculture Luxembourg Staelens Frank EY Belgium Stamencic Zoran European Parliament Belgium Stander Hans European Commission Belgium Stavrev Teodor Ministry of Agriculture and Food Bulgaria
  • 22. 20 Werner Marc Ministry of the German-speaking Community of Belgium Belgium Willems Tom European Commission Belgium Winterfeldt Jana Ministry of Economic affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of Land Schleswig-Holstein Germany Witkosz Tomasz Ministry of Regional Development Poland Zacharia Theodora Intermediate Managing Authority of Attika Region Greece Zapanovici Andrei Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Republic of Moldova Zatloukal Rostislav Investitionsbank S-H/Baltic Sea Region Programme Germany Vatovec Miran Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU Belgium Veidemane Lelde Ministry of Agriculture Latvia Veit Reno Ministerium für Arbeit, Integration und Soziales NRW Germany Veits Franz-Peter European Commission Belgium Velecka Hana European Commission Belgium Verschelde Nathalie European Commission Belgium Vincke Paul EHFCN Belgium Vincze Orsolya K-Monitor Public Association Hungary Vlasveld Peter Ministry of Finance The Netherlands Voggenauer Manuela Bavarian ministry of Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology Germany von Engelhardt Benjamin Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU Belgium Weinreich Nynke Adessium Foundation The Netherlands Weitz Heinz-Josef Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz in Bonn Germany Germany Wensink Wim PwC The Netherlands Truillet Véronique Ministère de la justice Belgium Truup Raili Ministry of Finance, Managing Authority Estonia Tsvetkova Tanya Ministry of Agriculture and Food Bulgaria Tudor Biaciu Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration Romania Tyszkiewicz Zbigniew European Commission Belgium Tyszko Sylwia Implementing Authority for European Programmes Poland Tzortzis Michalis Ministry of Development and Competitiveness Greece Undrus Rando Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board Estonia Urbonaite Egle Ministry of Agriculture Lithuania Valenti Andrea Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali Italy Valsamidi Xeni Intermediate Managing Authority (IMA) of the North Aegean Region Greece van Dijk Riko Antwerp Provence Belgium Van Muylem Kaie European Commission Belgium Vanderputten Annick European Commission Belgium